The North Korean economy in June 2018: an overview
Amid high-profile summits, factory visits, and diplomatic rapprochement, market prices remained stable
This analysis provides an overview of the most significant developments in the North Korean economy in May of this year. It surveys the state of affairs within the following areas: policy (domestic and international), trade, and market prices. Note: this analysis includes some developments from the first week of July.
These are the key takeaways:Despite Kim Jong Un’s third visit to China and North Korea’s warming ties with Russia, the month of June did not see any radical shift in the two countries’ enforcement of sanctions on North Korea. Chinese authorities seem to
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