April 18, 2024

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
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Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from February 1 to February 29, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
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NK Pro March 1, 2024
Russian ship rejoins North Korea weapons trade, only for operation to go on hold
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Russian ship rejoins North Korea weapons trade, only for operation to go on hold

Vessels linked to alleged arms shipments have not appeared at ports in recent weeks, possibly due to production issues

Russian ship rejoins North Korea weapons trade, only for operation to go on hold
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko February 29, 2024
Kim Jong Un says he’s ‘ashamed and sorry’ for neglecting economy

Kim Jong Un says he’s ‘ashamed and sorry’ for neglecting economy

North Korean leader calls for ‘rural industrial revolution’ in speech at ceremony kicking off ‘20x10 policy’

Kim Jong Un says he’s ‘ashamed and sorry’ for neglecting economy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 29, 2024
North Korea once again fails to pay its contribution to UN budget on time

North Korea once again fails to pay its contribution to UN budget on time

DPRK has repeatedly paid late in recent years, which one expert says may reflect country’s financial struggles

North Korea once again fails to pay its contribution to UN budget on time
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 26, 2024
North Korea kicks off fourth 10,000-home project in capital in four years

North Korea kicks off fourth 10,000-home project in capital in four years

Kim Jong Un attends ceremony for next stage of five-year housing project, even as previously built apartments sit empty

North Korea kicks off fourth 10,000-home project in capital in four years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 26, 2024
North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
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North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon

Russian tourists recently given sneak peak of Wonsan Kalma, while state media has started promoting east coast resort

North Korea hints beach resort twice as long as Waikiki may finally open soon
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 23, 2024
What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024
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What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024

DPRK figures only capture portion of economy but show large investments in science and little in regional development

What North Korea’s official budget reveals about its spending priorities in 2024
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 21, 2024
North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS

North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS

China-based company allegedly raised billions of dollars for DPRK regime’s slush fund despite sanctions restrictions

North Korea sold illegal gambling sites to South Korean criminals: NIS
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy February 16, 2024
State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of events for Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary, regional development and an official visit to Russia

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
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Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans

Unification ministry’s interviews with DPRK escapees revealed most living outside Pyongyang get no state support

Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 14, 2024
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