April 13, 2024

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Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Court records indicate contraband products followed similar route into DPRK as luxury goods sold from city-state in past

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 13, 2022
North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
NK PRO

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown

Insurers show small but measurable revenue gains, suggesting the DPRK economy is in better shape than some estimates

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 25, 2022
Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Clothing choices have grown along with foreign media influence, but event shows options still dictated from above

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 9, 2022
Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
NK PRO

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 9, 2022
Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network

Firm behind Koryolink has struggled to make money from the project or transfer funds outside the DPRK

Egypt’s Orascom to receive loan worth $80M from North Korea cell network
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell November 2, 2022
North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
NK PRO

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change

DPRK entrepreneurs are dependent on and captive to state actors, giving them little incentive to challenge the regime

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 1, 2022
New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
NK PRO

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang

Exclusive images show South Korean clothes and Japanese electronics on sale in possible violation of UN sanctions

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 31, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Podcast

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
South Korea announces first unilateral sanctions on North Korea in five years

South Korea announces first unilateral sanctions on North Korea in five years

New designations on over 30 persons and organizations are response to DPRK’s recent missile ‘provocations,’ Seoul says

South Korea announces first unilateral sanctions on North Korea in five years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 14, 2022
Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of the Panel of Experts’ findings on fuel smuggling, novel cybercrimes and more

Guns and NFTs: UN report spotlights ‘unhindered’ North Korea sanctions evasion
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 10, 2022
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