October 23, 2020

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

NK PRO

North Korea in Sept. 2020: A month review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Sept. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2020

NK Pro October 2, 2020
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Petroleum exports to North Korea hit rock bottom in August, UN data shows

The DPRK is totally dependent on outside fuel, but prices inside remain stable — meaning that more may be going on

Min Chao Choy October 2, 2020

North Korean leader laments 'monotonous' designs of new homes built after floods

Project in Kimhwa 88 percent complete as original Oct. 10 deadline nears

Colin Zwirko October 1, 2020
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North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide

Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities

Colin Zwirko September 29, 2020

A mysterious death at the inter-Korean maritime border - NKNews Podcast Ep.148

Chad O’Carroll, NK News reporters and Steve Tharp join host Jacco Zwetsloot to discuss last week's top stories

NK News September 28, 2020
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Truck tires and blood transfusers: Chinese trade to DPRK drops in August

Trade contracted sharply, but truck tires and health equipment surged to new heights in Aug. 2020

Min Chao Choy September 28, 2020
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Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

Colin Zwirko September 25, 2020

Teaching entrepreneurship in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.147

Dr. Andray Abrahamian discusses his new book, "Being in North Korea," and his time with Choson Exchange in the DPRK

NK News September 21, 2020

North Korean man accused of money laundering appeals US extradition order

Mun Chol Myong’s appeal began in Kuala Lumpur High Court on Friday

Min Chao Choy September 21, 2020

North Korea may soon cut its iconic trolleybus — a historic symbol of the Kims

Moscow is discontinuing its trolleybus service, and Pyongyang could follow suit despite years of use

Andrei Lankov September 21, 2020