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North Korea Economy

Alexander C. Kaufman

North Korea Sanctions Must Target Regime To Bruise Economy | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fresh U.S. sanctions imposed Friday on North Korea in response to the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment will sting most if...

What's Inside North Korea's Tablet May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books

What's inside North Korea's answer to the iPad may surprise you. Although the country's tablet is not connected to the Internet and contains a hef...

North Korea Takes Steps To Boost Economy

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — In a bid to bolster its laggard economy, North Korea plans to set up more special economic z...

The Best Advise To Make Friends In North Korea

Agence France Presse | Giles Hewitt | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

Chinese yuan, US dollars, euros and tea bags. Money can come in many forms in North Korea, but as a foreign visitor you'll probably never even see a l...

Is NKorea Embracing Capitalism?

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

HAMHUNG, North Korea — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year's crucial rice p...

NKorea Relaxes Salary Controls

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea relaxed state control of salaries last month, a government economist said, outlining a change in policy intended...

NKorean Leader's Speech Shifts From War To Economic Development

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

SEOUL, April 2 (Reuters) - North Korea's leader appeared to tamp down hostile rhetoric that had threatened impending war with the United States and ...

North Korea Wants to Have Its (Yellow) Cake and Eat It Too

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

This is no cruel April Fools joke. One of the world's poorest and least developed countries announced on Sunday that it is determined to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal, "the nation's life," while simultaneously rebuilding its economy.

The Mystery And Disparity That Is North Korea

AP | TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

KAESONG, North Korea — From here, Pyongyang can seem like a dream. At what passes for rush hour on a Wednesday morning, there are few sounds in...

Kim Jong-Un's Uncle Heads To China To Talk Business

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

* Visit could signal new North Korea interest in economy * North Korea highly dependent on China but has resisted changes ...

Hunger In North Korea Worsens

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

By Ju-min Park SEOUL, July 27 (Reuters) - Talk that North Korea's young leader plans to reform the broken economy is already having an...

North Korean Economy Does Half-Decent For Once

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | Business

SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) - North Korea's moribund economy posted rare growth last year on robust harvests and a flurry of building activity in the ca...

Why China Can't Cut Off North Korea

Victor Cha | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Victor Cha

North Korea's latest threats of a rocket test beg the question of why China does not do more to stop its little communist brother from acting so rancorously. After all, there is no other country in the world that provides as much food and fuel to the regime.

Pyongyang Party Celebration Preparations Underway

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — The sprawling site, which buzzes in the shadow of a giant bronze statue of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, looks at fi...