January 29, 2023

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
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Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 9, 2022
Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang

Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang

Embassy praises ongoing women’s clothing expo in DPRK capital but adds cooperation must comply with UN sanctions

Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 7, 2022
North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2022
North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
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North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change

DPRK entrepreneurs are dependent on and captive to state actors, giving them little incentive to challenge the regime

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 1, 2022
What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
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What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260

Economist Halin Han discusses how Vietnam and others’ transition to capitalism can serve as a model for the DPRK

What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia – Ep. 260
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2022
New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
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New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang

Exclusive images show South Korean clothes and Japanese electronics on sale in possible violation of UN sanctions

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 31, 2022
Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
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Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform

Informal economic activity provides key products but has limited growth potential, while even reform is not a cure-all

Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
Peter Ward
Peter Ward October 28, 2022
North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
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North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee

Kim Jong Un may celebrate alma mater’s 70th anniversary with big events as he did a decade ago

North Korea rushes construction at top military school ahead of Friday jubilee
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 27, 2022
North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery
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North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery

Construction of massive manufacturing hall likely tied to production of tracked launchers and battle tanks

North Korea restarts upgrades on key missile launcher factory: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 26, 2022
North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

History shows seemingly innocuous events can trigger political crisis, from the Arab Spring to collapse of Qing Dynasty

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.
John Everard
John Everard October 21, 2022
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