March 04, 2021

Business

Information related to the North Korea business sector

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North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

NK Pro March 3, 2021
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North Korea is boldly flouting sanctions with ships full of illegal fuel

A draft U.N. report suggests that North Korean ships are disguising themselves with greater sophistication

Min Chao Choy February 18, 2021
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North Korean businesses thrived in Africa despite the pressure of UN sanctions

A draft U.N. Panel of Experts report suggests North Koreans were working in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Min Chao Choy February 12, 2021
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North Korean hackers stole $316 million in less than two years, UN report says

One DPRK cyberattack stole an estimated $275 million to $281 million in Sept. 2020

Min Chao Choy February 10, 2021
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North Korea imported up to eight times its legal fuel limit in 2020: UN report

Illicit fuel imports similar in scale to 2019, but coal exports dropped sharply after July's COVID-19 restrictions

Chad O'Carroll February 10, 2021

‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end

Five years ago, the Kaesong Industrial Complex shut down and sent thousands of North and South Koreans packing

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021
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North Korea in Jan. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Jan. 1, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2021

NK Pro February 3, 2021
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US hits North Korean official and Chinese firms with non-proliferation measures

The State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation last targeted a DPRK individual in 2016

Min Chao Choy January 25, 2021

North Korea bans foreign children in restaurants and shops to combat COVID-19

The new rule is the latest in a long series of pandemic prevention measures, despite Pyongyang claiming to be virus-free

Chad O'Carroll January 22, 2021
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Cigarette paper sales to North Korea go up in smoke with $2.5 million in fines

An Indonesian firm was hit with two back-to-back fines for violating sanctions with cigarette papers

Min Chao Choy January 18, 2021
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