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February 3, 2023

Kim Jong Un hands down gifts to people involved in speedy production of weapons...

Following a ceremony to present super-large caliber multiple rocket launchers (MRL) on Dec. 31, members of North Korea’s munitions sector and researchers at the...
Market official on patrol in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

N. Korea intensifies crackdowns on rice wholesalers and resellers

North Korean authorities are intensifying their crackdowns on food wholesalers and resellers in Bukchang County, a source in South Hamgyong Province told Daily NK...

N. Korea’s rice prices fall slightly at the start of the new year

Following a decision by North Korea’s government to supply grain to state-run food shops late last year, the country’s rice prices appear to have...
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Chongjin cuts opening hours of markets to push people into national manure production campaign

North Korean authorities have cut market operation hours as part of a strategy to push people into manure production, which is the first national...

N. Korea orders preparations for international trade expo in Rason

North Korea’s Ministry of External Economic Relations recently ordered the country’s provinces to submit plans for an international trade exposition in Rason, a source...
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Borrowers hurt by dramatic rise in N. Korean won – Chinese yuan exchange rate

Quarrels are breaking out between lenders and borrowers due to the sudden rise in the North Korean won-Chinese yuan (KPW-RMB) exchange rate recently, Daily...
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Hyesan traders prepare for restart of trade in February 2023

Following a recent announcement by the Ministry of External Economic Relations that the Hyesan customs house will open in February 2023, traders in Yanggang...
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N. Korea sells food more cheaply than markets through state-run food shops

North Korean authorities are selling grain such as rice and corn through state food shops to mark the 10th anniversary of North Korean leader...

N. Korea selects top students to become future managers of economic growth zones

North Korea recently conducted a nationwide selection of outstanding students for transfer into major universities as part of efforts to cultivate experts to run...

N. Hamgyong Province makes moves to prepare for restart in trade next year

North Korean authorities have recently begun efforts to expand trade with China following moves by the Chinese government to relax its "zero COVID" policy,...

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