February 08, 2023

Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

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
North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes

North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes

Tournament underscores regime’s efforts to cater to wealthy and ‘keep up appearances’ through luxury sport, expert says

North Korean elites tee off at golf event despite country’s economic woes
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 21, 2022
China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border
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China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border

Development suggests China still committed to project, even as DPRK uses connecting highway to dry corn

China upgrades facilities at unused ‘bridge to nowhere’ on North Korea border
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 19, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
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Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
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Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps

South Korea has array of options to up ante if DPRK conducts nuclear test, though it risks feeding cycle of escalation

Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 14, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
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State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of the party founding anniversary, missile test photos, new laws and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 13, 2022
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