Economy

Feature stories on the economy.

Friday 21st October, 2016
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Wednesday 30th November, 2016
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Despite UN sanctions, China has been reportedly exporting fuel by train from a Dandong military fuel supply centre to North Korea, according to a report by Radio Free Asia. ...

Friday 21st October, 2016
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But only for a lucky few....

Wednesday 19th October, 2016
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With its multiple uses – food, currency, and alcohol – corn is an indispensable part of the ordinary North Korean citizen’s life. An insight into corn and the unofficial economy in ...

Wednesday 21st September, 2016
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It is a particularly unsuccessful year for North Korean agriculture. An inside source in North Korea has reported that torrenting rains have affected the potato harvest in Unheung and Daehongdan in Ry...

Tuesday 28th June, 2016
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The North Korean government has recently allowed the possession and sale of real estate for citizens, to a limited extent....

Tuesday 22nd March, 2016
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According to a North Korean correspondent we spoke to on the evening of the March 16th, “From the beginning of March, the Chinese border region has been frequently lined with armed Chinese soldiers...

Thursday 16th July, 2015
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How does bribing your way out of the criminal law system work in North Korea?...

Tuesday 14th July, 2015
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New Focus interviews a resident of Hamkyung Province regarding the current market conditions....

Friday 8th May, 2015
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While it appears to be good news for the citizens of North Korea, New Focus observes the impact it’s having on other industries....

Thursday 7th May, 2015
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The question is not so simple in North Korea....