December 02, 2021

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

Pyongyang mixed economics and politics as it competed with Seoul and sought new trade partners in the Global South

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 2, 2021
North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary

Plenum will set 2022 state plans, as DPRK leader says economy ‘stable’ at Politburo meeting on Wednesday

North Korea to hold major meeting around Kim Jong Un’s 10-year anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 2, 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
NK PRO

How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?

Foreign exchange, food and fuel all took different price swings during North Korea’s strict pandemic border controls

How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward December 1, 2021
Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station

Dandong contracts tech firms to install electrical systems in sign of continuing preparations to resume overland trade

Chinese city announces winning bids for upgrades to China-DPRK border station
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 30, 2021
Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
NK PRO

Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons

As popular belief wavers, the regime seeks to sustain domestic acquiescence in the Juche ideology

Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
Edward Howell
Edward Howell November 30, 2021
North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns

North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns

Yangdok and Masikryong resorts covered in artificial snow, while military ski unit ramps up training at Mount Paektu

North Korean ski resorts prep for tourists despite virus, economic concerns
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2021
North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution
NK PRO

North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution

Recently revealed changes to the Food Administration Act suggest efforts to reassert state control over grain sales

North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 25, 2021
Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
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Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers

Satellite images show new construction at lakeside retreat and secretive Pyongyang compound despite economic ‘hardships’

Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2021
Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU

Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU

Unification ministry points to technical inspections, quarantine facilities near the DPRK-China land border

Preparations in ‘final stage’ to reopen North Korea’s border with China: MOU
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 23, 2021
North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy

Aerospace engineers, students gather after Kim Jong Un ordered development of military recon satellite earlier this year

North Korea holds space conference, says launching satellites will help economy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 22, 2021
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