February 21, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024
NK PRO

What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024

DPRK figures only capture portion of economy but show large investments in science and little in regional development

What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 21, 2024
North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS

North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS

China-based company allegedly raised billions of dollars for DPRK regime’s slush fund despite sanctions restrictions

North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy February 16, 2024
State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
NK PRO

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of events for Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary, regional development and an official visit to Russia

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
NK PRO

Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans

Unification ministry’s interviews with DPRK escapees revealed most living outside Pyongyang get no state support

Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 14, 2024
Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329
Podcast

Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329

Korea Economic Institute of America’s new president discusses his role assessing inter-Korean relations and latest book

Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 14, 2024
Slump in life insurance sector points to unreported COVID deaths in North Korea
NK PRO

Slump in life insurance sector points to unreported COVID deaths in North Korea

Financial data from DPRK’s largest insurer reveals almost 20% decline in premium income in life insurance division

Slump in life insurance sector points to unreported COVID deaths in North Korea
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser February 12, 2024
Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador

Alexander Matsegora’s remarks come as first group of Russian tourists to visit DPRK in years returns home

Russia eyeing new rail, ferry and car routes to North Korea: Ambassador
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 12, 2024
State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year

An in-depth analysis of plans for DPRK’s ‘first’ modern general hospital, Japan’s removal of a Korean memorial and more

State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year
Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kimha county facilities apparently offer glimpse of modernization efforts leader said he wants throughout North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
Podcast

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 7, 2024
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