July 06, 2022

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

How COVID-19 and drought shaped North Korea’s priorities at latest party plenum
NK PRO

How COVID-19 and drought shaped North Korea’s priorities at latest party plenum

Leadership signaled focus on agriculture and construction as it deals with effects of long-term trade shutdown

How COVID-19 and drought shaped North Korea’s priorities at latest party plenum
Peter Ward
Peter Ward June 13, 2022
Kim Jong Un stresses DPRK’s right to self-defense based on ‘power for power’

Kim Jong Un stresses DPRK’s right to self-defense based on ‘power for power’

At party meeting, North Korean leader taps Choe Son Hui as foreign minister, Ri Son Gwon to lead inter-Korean affairs

Kim Jong Un stresses DPRK’s right to self-defense based on ‘power for power’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 11, 2022
Factor markets: Who really owns the land, labor and capital in North Korea?
NK PRO

Factor markets: Who really owns the land, labor and capital in North Korea?

Actual control and right to buy and sell are increasingly determined by access to funds, not by state fiat

Factor markets: Who really owns the land, labor and capital in North Korea?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward June 6, 2022
North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project
NK PRO

North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project

State media says framework construction ‘nearing completion’ at 10,000-home project in Pyongyang’s Hwasong area

North Korea adds skyscraper, simplifies designs for major new housing project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 6, 2022
North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022

North Korea in May 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro June 3, 2022
Timeline: From North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak to summits and missiles galore
NK PRO

Timeline: From North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak to summits and missiles galore

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 - May 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak to summits and missiles galore
NK Pro
NK Pro June 3, 2022
Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea
KOREA PRO

Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea

Indirect aid would align Seoul with other liberal democracies, but memories of Chinese economic retaliation linger

Why supporting Taiwan remains a bridge too far for South Korea
John Lee
John Lee June 1, 2022
Why some North Koreans actually benefit from sanctions on their country
NK PRO

Why some North Koreans actually benefit from sanctions on their country

Measures targeting DPRK’s weapons programs can serve interests of security institutions, military and firms

Why some North Koreans actually benefit from sanctions on their country
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 31, 2022
The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced
KOREA PRO

The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced

Analysts link Korean stock market’s poor performance to a range of risks, from North Korea to weak shareholder rights

The Korea discount: Why South Korea’s stock market is so underpriced
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 30, 2022
North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases

State media says authorities ‘flexibly adjusting’ anti-epidemic policy, with only one new death since Sunday

North Korea upbeat on COVID-19 outbreak as it reports declining fever cases
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 27, 2022