November 21, 2019

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

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Construction underway on North Korean island set to become joint EDZ with China

North Korean land on Chinese side of Tumen river has been promoted as opportunity by nearby Hunchun authorities

Colin Zwirko November 20, 2019

Swiss robotics appear at new North Korean factory in potential sanctions breach

ABB products were previously found by a UN panel to have been acquired by the DPRK without company’s knowledge

Colin Zwirko November 19, 2019

North Korea holds first-ever national cosmetics exhibition

Around 930 types of 137,000 cosmetic products were displayed at the week-long event in Pyongyang

Dagyum Ji November 19, 2019
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130+ traffic education parks built across North Korea since 2016: imagery

What’s driving the construction, and is the DPRK preparing to become a car-owning society?

Colin Zwirko November 18, 2019

Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started

The story of how South Korea's leading dissident and a chaebol tycoon launched the historic inter-Korean project

Aidan Foster-Carter November 17, 2019

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

A former resident of the DPRK capital discusses what they personally observed during their four-year stay

Nils Weisensee November 15, 2019

Kim Jong Un expresses concerns over December opening of hot springs resort

In sixth visit to the Yangdok resort, North Korean leader points to “shortcomings” in progress

Colin Zwirko November 14, 2019
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North Korea's Central Bank: lender, regulator, and inflation fighter

Relatively unimportant before marketization, the Central Bank's rise reflects the increasing power of money in the DPRK

Peter Ward November 14, 2019

Another new international foodstuffs exhibition wraps up in Pyongyang

Chinese companies once again dominate foreign participation while North Koreans show off health supplements, beverages

Colin Zwirko November 14, 2019
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The "silent war": Kim Jong Un's battle for North Korean hearts and minds

The DPRK leader needs economic development, but too much openness risks the ideological corruption of the people

Jonathan R. Corrado November 13, 2019
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