May 29, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korea and Iran to hold talks on economic cooperation in Tehran

North Korea and Iran to hold talks on economic cooperation in Tehran

External Economic Relations minister leads first DPRK delegation to Iran in almost five years

North Korea and Iran to hold talks on economic cooperation in Tehran
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 24, 2024
North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages
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North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages

Construction at Pyongyang plant comes as DPRK continues to rely on coal infrastructure past operational lifespans

North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle April 23, 2024
North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month

North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month

Expert says trendline appears normal despite slight on-year decline in Q1, suggesting exchanges could still grow in 2024

North Korea’s trade with China jumps in March after slumping the previous month
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin April 19, 2024
Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project

Bombastic ceremony for 10K-home street in capital comes amid efforts to boost North Korean leader’s personality cult

Kim Jong Un debuts new song praising himself at grand opening of housing project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 17, 2024
Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension
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Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension

Activity at Rason could aim to resume coal transshipment as two countries engage in alleged arms trade at adjacent piers

Russian firm restarts coal project in North Korea after over 4-year suspension
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 16, 2024
Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties

Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties

Both sides tight-lipped about talks as Beijing remains cautious about aligning with ‘rogue’ North Korea, expert says

Kim Jong Un holds talks with top Chinese official as two sides celebrate ties
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 15, 2024
Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

‘Picturing the DPRK’ offers a sympathetic look at DPRK life but sometimes omits context needed to understand country

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
David Tizzard
David Tizzard April 15, 2024
Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries
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Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries

But expert questions index’s reliance on opinions over data, arguing it underestimates cyber dangers from DPRK

Study ranks North Korea seventh greatest cyber threat out of all countries
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy April 12, 2024
North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast
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North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast

Construction in Haeju Bay may be for long-planned tidal plant that Kim Jong Un said could help solve power shortages

North Korea appears to start work on major tidal power station on west coast
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 12, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?

The state frames labor as a form of war and gives workers little rest, wringing out everything it can from citizens

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim April 9, 2024