September 30, 2020

Tag: Companies

Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

Russian fuel giants source of oil worth millions to the DPRK in 2018-19: report

At least 200 shipments to North Korea totalling $26 million tied to Gazprom and Rosneft

Min Chao Choy September 11, 2020

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

Colin Zwirko September 9, 2020

How a small Chinese city exploded into a major port for North Korean trade

150 companies in Dandong were behind around 25% of Chinese exports to North Korea in 2016 — roughly $750 million

Min Chao Choy September 4, 2020

North Korean insurance company data gives unprecedented peek into DPRK economy

National insurer is facing growing competition from new, small companies

Martin Weiser July 24, 2020

North Korean TV spotlights small city’s development, omits major ongoing project

New apartment blocks, factory improvements in Huichon touted a week after city said to be experiencing “problems”

Colin Zwirko July 15, 2020

Secret partner: North Korean in Thailand behind network of money-making entities

Nam Chol Ung smuggled North Korean counterfeit tobacco through Southeast Asia and ran popular “Korean” restaurant

Min Chao Choy June 30, 2020

North Korean restaurant in Beijing remains open, despite UN sanctions

Pyongyang Unbangwan is one of at least two DPRK-linked eateries operating in the Chinese capital city

Chad O'Carroll June 26, 2020

Construction resumes on China-North Korea island EDZ: satellite imagery

New work may be part of joint initiative with Chinese companies, comes despite sanctions and COVID-19 restrictions

Colin Zwirko June 1, 2020

What the latest U.S. sanctions advisory means for North Korean operations at sea

Expected action by industry players will likely further isolate the DPRK from access to international shipping

Min Chao Choy May 21, 2020

Why North Korea’s economy could see a return to rapid inflation soon

News of plans for a government bond issuance suggests major price instability could be on the horizon

Peter Ward May 1, 2020
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