January 26, 2022

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Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering

US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering

Proposed bill calls for ‘modernizing’ tools to combat new innovations in money laundering operations

US lawmakers take aim at North Korean cryptocurrency laundering
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 26, 2022
‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart
NK PRO

‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart

Handful of cases can shutter entire port cities as Beijing pursues elusive zero-COVID approach

‘Absolutely crazy’: Chaos at Chinese ports, Omicron threaten DPRK trade restart
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell 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
Podcast

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
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
NK PRO

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 13, 2022
US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies

US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies

The companies, which the U.S. does not name, have extensive ties to well-known sanctions busters, court records show

US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 7, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s plenum speech displays striking lack of new economic ideas
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un’s plenum speech displays striking lack of new economic ideas

North Korea is prioritizing central control, rolling back reforms in ways that hurt markets and economic autonomy

Kim Jong Un’s plenum speech displays striking lack of new economic ideas
Peter Ward
Peter Ward January 1, 2022
In officially tax-free North Korea, where does the state get its money?
NK PRO

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
North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years
NK PRO

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
North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic
NK PRO

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
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