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North Korea Market Prices Update: November 1, 2019

All prices are in KPW and current as of November 1, 2019. Data: Daily NK

North Korean merchants cut down costs through video-chatting

Some North Korean merchants have started to use the video chatting feature on their smartphones to cut down on business travel costs, Daily NK...

Interest in Jang Song Taek rebounds in Pyongyang

There has been a sudden rise of high-level officials in Pyongyang mentioning Jang Song Taek, the uncle (by marriage) of North Korean leader Kim...

North Korea Market Prices Update: September 30, 2019

All prices shown in KPW and current as of September 30, 2019.  Data: Daily NK

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Vessels with luxury goods slip through sanctions' loopholes (Jang Seul Gi) Despite international sanctions against North Korea, the country's elites have been able to exploit...

North Korea orders “simple” Chuseok celebrations

North Koreans are celebrating Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) modestly this year due to continued economic difficulties and an order by the authorities to “celebrate the...

Teenager fights pine nut farm guards, killing one 

After entering a pine nut farm illegally, a teenager in Ryanggang Province defended himself from the farm’s guards with a knife, causing one fatality...

New gas stations putting private sellers out of business 

At least four state-owned gas stations are operating in the Ryanggang Province city of Hyesan and two additional stations are set to open soon,...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Family disappears after child takes scissors to Kim portraits  The Daily NK learned belatedly that at the end of July an entire family from Chongjin,...

Two perspectives of one North Korean Potemkin village

A North Korean Potemkin Village  People view North Korea in two different ways. For example, take a look at the picture above. You can see...

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