February 21, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Where is North Korea’s cosa nostra?

Where is North Korea’s cosa nostra?

Tight networks, state terror, police efficacy may limit criminal activity

Where is North Korea’s cosa nostra?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 26, 2014
Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur

Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur

Foreign-currency acquisition can be good business, but risks abound

Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 19, 2014
Chongryon school in Kawasaki struggles to survive financially

Chongryon school in Kawasaki struggles to survive financially

Decline in students, government funding leads to unpaid staff, uncertain future

Chongryon school in Kawasaki struggles to survive financially
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi August 18, 2014
North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics

North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics

Why North Korean tardiness is not the same thing as laziness

North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 15, 2014
Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

U.S., S. Korea must step up efforts to provide information, mobilize N. Koreans, expert says

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim August 14, 2014
Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change

Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change

Why North Korea revamping its 5,000-won bill is not like 2009’s debacle

Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change
Christopher Green
Christopher Green August 12, 2014
Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea

Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea

Syria claims that a proposed agreement between its state airline and North Korea’s will bring numerous economic benefits

Syria proposes airline allotment agreement with North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald August 6, 2014
Inside the Kim family business: Office 39

Inside the Kim family business: Office 39

Experts believe North Korea’s infamous “slush fund” could be moving away from illicit dealings

Inside the Kim family business: Office 39
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham July 29, 2014
Life in a N. Korean town since the ‘90s famine

Life in a N. Korean town since the ‘90s famine

As national economy evolved, so did industry and social life in the smaller townships

Life in a N. Korean town since the ‘90s famine
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 28, 2014
Hamisevicz: India uses North Korea to counterbalance China, Pakistan

Hamisevicz: India uses North Korea to counterbalance China, Pakistan

India monitors North Korea's interactions with South Asian neighbors through engagement

Hamisevicz: India uses North Korea to counterbalance China, Pakistan
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim July 21, 2014