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New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project
News

New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project

Fewer people visible at worksite than in past, though exclusive images confirm exterior appears complete

New photos show scant activity at delayed Pyongyang General Hospital project
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 26, 2022
Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country
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Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country

Six informed sources tell NK News they’ve heard of changes to border controls, though some aid workers remain skeptical

Rumors swirl that North Korea preparing to allow people to enter country
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 25, 2022
Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ
Analysis

Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ

Satellite imagery suggests DPRK has found new resources to pour into leader’s projects despite economic ‘hardships’

Kim Jong Un accelerates upgrades at luxury lake resort and party office HQ
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 24, 2022
Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang
Analysis

Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang

Capital growth, transparency and foreign information are anathema to Kim Jong Un, who draws power from DPRK’s isolation

Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 23, 2022
Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media
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Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media

Pyongyang may push forward Sinuiju SEZ once land trade resumes with China, though no signs of progress are visible yet

Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 22, 2022
Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
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Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market

Status contributes to undervalued stocks, but Seoul has shown little interest in required reforms

Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
Peter WardPeter Ward August 22, 2022
North Korea and Russia ink aviation safety deal in face of increasing isolation
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North Korea and Russia ink aviation safety deal in face of increasing isolation

Two sides pledge to align maintenance standards, a move an expert suggests aims to boost cooperation amid sanctions

North Korea and Russia ink aviation safety deal in face of increasing isolation
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer August 22, 2022
North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery
Analysis

North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery

Kumgang Pension Town latest target of efforts to remove South Korea’s properties at former inter-Korean tourism zone

North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 21, 2022
Why are foreign exchange rates soaring in North Korea?
Analysis

Why are foreign exchange rates soaring in North Korea?

Global inflation, signs of looming food shortages may be driving forex market in DPRK

Why are foreign exchange rates soaring in North Korea?
Peter WardPeter Ward August 19, 2022
Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options
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Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options

Prohibiting semi-basement ‘banjiha’ apartments without offering affordable alternatives hurts city’s most vulnerable

Seoul wants to ban subterranean housing, but residents have few other options
Jack GreenbergJack Greenberg August 19, 2022
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