August 16, 2022

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Information related to the North Korea business sector

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
KOREA PRO

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security

New President Yoon Suk-yeol seeks to boost domestic production to shield against future supply chain shocks

Semiconductor wars: South Korea puts chips at center of national security
Kangkyu Lee
Kangkyu Lee July 22, 2022
How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive
NK PRO

How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive

Collapse of Soviet Union led Pyongyang to create markets for enterprises to trade, but a backlash rolled back reforms

How North Korean businesses skirted state-set price controls to survive
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 21, 2022
How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
COLUMN

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets

Businesspeople pay bribes to police in order to create the space necessary for them to buy, sell and trade their wares

How North Korean police corruption became essential to the growth of markets
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 21, 2022
Items ‘piling up’ at Kaesong complex point to North Korean activity, Seoul says

Items ‘piling up’ at Kaesong complex point to North Korean activity, Seoul says

Government releases assessment one day after condemning DPRK for using South Korean assets without permission

Items ‘piling up’ at Kaesong complex point to North Korean activity, Seoul says
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung July 12, 2022
North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation
NK PRO

North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation

Expert says vessel’s new flag and owner suggest DPRK leveraged companies and foreign nationals to evade sanctions

North Korea likely acquired ship that sailed from Busan to Nampho: Investigation
How foreign firms thrive in South Korea’s startup ecosystem
KOREA PRO

How foreign firms thrive in South Korea’s startup ecosystem

Lower labor costs, highly skilled workforce create opportunities for success — if you know where to look

How foreign firms thrive in South Korea’s startup ecosystem
Daniel Tudor
Daniel Tudor July 6, 2022
South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going
KOREA PRO

South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going

Despite ambitions to explore final frontier, Seoul’s investment into its space program lags far behind

South Korea blasts off into space without clear vision for where it’s going
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff July 5, 2022
How South Korea’s market-friendly policies impede innovation
KOREA PRO

How South Korea’s market-friendly policies impede innovation

Yoon administration’s economic approach may benefit corporate giants but is likely to crowd out smaller enterprise

How South Korea’s market-friendly policies impede innovation
Sooyoung Oh
Sooyoung Oh June 29, 2022
North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film
NK PRO

North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film

Expert says companies risk sanctions violations after US designated April 26 Animation Studio last year

North Korean studio secretly animated US-backed Russian film
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 27, 2022
South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia
KOREA PRO

South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia

Seoul’s embrace of new ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ will require efforts to reassure partners of its commitment to region

South Korea’s tilt toward US risks stalling growing ties with Southeast Asia
Sea Young (Sarah) Kim
Sea Young (Sarah) Kim June 23, 2022