August 14, 2022

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Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

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
‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda

‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda

State media deploys fake Twitter account to promote latest foreign outreach campaign on abundance amid pandemic

‘Everything is just fine!’: North Korean vloggers launch new selfie propaganda
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 23, 2022
Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
KOREA PRO

Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track

Seoul has set ambitious targets for building power plants abroad, as companies bet on burgeoning small reactor market

Abandoning phaseout, South Korea moves to get nuclear exports back on track
Karl Friedhoff
Karl Friedhoff June 21, 2022
North Korea producing new open-air ‘tourist’ tramcars despite closed borders

North Korea producing new open-air ‘tourist’ tramcars despite closed borders

Officials appear to be taking steps to expand travel sector, though COVID outbreak casts doubt over tourism this summer

North Korea producing new open-air ‘tourist’ tramcars despite closed borders
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 20, 2022
Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan
NK PRO

Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan

Expert says movements point to rare direct shipment between Koreas, a likely violation of UN and South Korean sanctions

Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 17, 2022
Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation

Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation

Manfred Low Cheng Jin to serve 15-week sentence in victory for city-state’s case against Yuk Tung Energy

Singaporean man to be jailed for obstructing North Korea sanctions investigation
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 8, 2022
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