December 04, 2021

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Koreans gather in capital for big ideology conference this week

North Koreans gather in capital for big ideology conference this week

Kim Jong Un, missing for over a month, may attend or send instructions to 'Three Revolutions' event

North Koreans gather in capital for big ideology conference this week
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 15, 2021
Why North Korea won’t hold its ‘mass games’ spectacle this year

Why North Korea won’t hold its ‘mass games’ spectacle this year

Massive propaganda show's first year off since 2017 may be due to political or economic trouble

Why North Korea won’t hold its ‘mass games’ spectacle this year
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 13, 2021
North Korea urges embassies in Pyongyang to place import orders

North Korea urges embassies in Pyongyang to place import orders

Request from DPRK's diplomatic affairs bureau could signal a return to routine and regular trade, expert says

North Korea urges embassies in Pyongyang to place import orders
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 11, 2021
The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership

The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership

Joining the ruling WPK in North Korea is the surest, and in many cases only, path towards social mobility

The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 11, 2021
North Korea promotes amateur golf scene amid severe economic downturn

North Korea promotes amateur golf scene amid severe economic downturn

Golfing is out of reach for many North Koreans, but money and connections can get one on the course, expert says

North Korea promotes amateur golf scene amid severe economic downturn
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 10, 2021
Cold hard cash? Currency coupons give North Korea options with money supply
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Cold hard cash? Currency coupons give North Korea options with money supply

Inability to print cash likely behind coupons, but they also provide a safeguard for post-pandemic currency devaluation

Cold hard cash? Currency coupons give North Korea options with money supply
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 10, 2021
New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?
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New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?

Experts say proposal neglects DPRK’s weapons development, but some welcome suggestions on humanitarian aid and dialogue

New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 5, 2021
North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets
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North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets

DPRK coal mines will have trouble making the kinds of profits they did in the 2010s even if the country fully reopens

North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 5, 2021
Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: report

Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: report

Restrictions on trade undermined diplomatic gains with China, according to US, but expert says relations are ‘stable’

Pandemic ‘paranoia’ in Pyongyang stalled warming ties with Beijing: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 5, 2021
Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
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Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from October 1 to October 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021