DPRK Business Monthly: July 2018

Published: July 2018

This regular publication looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.

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  • No. of Pages: 28 pages

This regular publication looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country.

In international news, a Credit Suisse analyst estimates that North Korea could become a 100 billion US dollar economy within ten years. However, international sanctions have lately hampered medical research, including into tuberculosis due to the inability to receive key parts for the US-made laboratory equipment.

In Inter-Korean news, a table tennis mixed doubles pairing with one player from North and one player from South Korea, has become the first inter-Korean sports team to win a gold medal for almost three decades. Further, a South Korean group has obtained the right to distribute beer imported from North Korea.

On the domestic front, work is now underway at the Kaeseong Industrial Complex which had previously been closed down by the South with plans to open an inter-Korean liaison office.


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