August 19, 2022

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Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
KOREA PRO

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president

South Korean president is seeking economic wins amid low approval rating, while aiming to avoid political controversy

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Benjamin A. Engel
Benjamin A. Engel August 17, 2022
Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea

Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea

Former Tokyo intelligence officer tells NK News the church built Pyeonghwa Motors factory in Nampho with Japanese money

Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi August 16, 2022
Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls

New photos show American, Chinese and Japanese brands at Pyongyang shops, raising questions about how they entered DPRK

Foreign cigarettes on sale in North Korean capital despite COVID border controls
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 9, 2022
North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
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North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang

Satellite imagery reveals recent work to remove theater, hotel and other assets owned by Seoul and Hyundai Asan

North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 5, 2022
Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China
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Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China

Samsung and SK Hynix appear on board with US vision for semiconductor alliance with advanced East Asian economies

Why South Korea’s biggest chipmakers are betting big on US over China
Sooyoung Oh
Sooyoung Oh August 4, 2022
New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market

New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market

Recent photos show new 30% blend for sale in Pyongyang despite domestic economic difficulties due to pandemic

New soju spotted in North Korea, latest addition to diverse liquor market
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 4, 2022
North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
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North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report

Cybersecurity firm says ‘DPRK personas’ appeared to apply for cryptocurrency jobs in effort to raise funds for regime

North Koreans pose as software developers to infiltrate tech companies: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 3, 2022
How Kim Jong Un created space for North Korean firms to set prices — with limits
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How Kim Jong Un created space for North Korean firms to set prices — with limits

Documents show DPRK leader reinstated agreed price system his father rolled back but stopped short of true free market

How Kim Jong Un created space for North Korean firms to set prices — with limits
Peter Ward
Peter Ward August 2, 2022
How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
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How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage

Drivers aren’t returning after industry exodus during pandemic, leaving people stranded even in city center at night

How ride-sharing services like Uber could end Seoul’s dire taxi shortage
Sooyoung Oh
Sooyoung Oh July 26, 2022
North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation
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North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation

Latest purchase to bolster merchant fleet once again demonstrates DPRK’s ability to evade UN sanctions, expert says

North Korea flexes foreign networks to acquire new cargo ship: Investigation
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell July 26, 2022
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