December 04, 2022

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Information related to the North Korea business sector

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

Footage from Japanese outlet shows daily rail trade since Monday restart, though unclear how long activity will continue

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2022
The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons

The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons

Newly sanctioned SEK Studio has worked with South Korean and European artists for decades, raising money for Pyongyang

The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young January 19, 2022
Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
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Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s rapid series of missile launches, a dramatic border crossing and other recent news

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 18, 2022
North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

Train set to cross into North Korea on Monday as the country faces shortages from prolonged pandemic restrictions

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 16, 2022
In officially tax-free North Korea, where does the state get its money?
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In officially tax-free North Korea, where does the state get its money?

The DPRK has multiple revenue sources, including taxes, that have both positive and negative impacts on the economy

In officially tax-free North Korea, where does the state get its money?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward December 30, 2021
US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions

US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions

TD Bank processed over a thousand transactions for North Korean diplomats, apparently unaware it was illegal

US bank fined $105k for violating North Korea sanctions
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung December 24, 2021
North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years
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North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years

Kim Jong Un pushed dog meat restaurant while border province built factories during year of acute food shortages

North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 21, 2021
Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data

Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data

Expert says DPRK appears to lack financing for imports, with low trade meaning even one shipment could impact numbers

Despite uptick in exports, North Korea’s trade with China sags in November: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 20, 2021
North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic
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North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic

Data from five insurers suggests they’re weathering the downturn and that the economy has declined less than thought

North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser December 16, 2021
North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session

North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session

Supreme People’s Assembly met Tuesday to pass laws on property, construction and transportation, says state media

North Korea enacts property law, announces early 2022 assembly session
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 15, 2021
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