North Korea


  • SEOUL, June 27- North Korea's closed economy rose last year at a slightly slower pace compared to 2013, South Korea's central bank data showed on Friday, even as the United Nations toughened sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. Reclusive North Korea does not release economic data.

  • N.Korea's economy grows in face of sanctions Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, June 27- North Korea's closed economy rose last year at a slightly slower pace compared to 2013, South Korea's central bank data showed on Friday, even as the United Nations toughened sanctions for its nuclear and missile programmes.

  • Kim Jong Un to star in video game Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Screen from Glorious Leader video game by Moneyhorse

    A video game that will soon be released stars North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NBC News reports.

  • A new report suggests fake products, such as Marlboro cigarettes and Viagra pills, are keeping North Korea's economy alive. The 'Street Signs Asia' team discuss.

  • Fake Viagra? Inside North Korea's growing economy Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a session of the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's parliament, in Pyongyang on April 9, 2014.

    Amid talk of new sanctions as North Korea threatens nuclear weapons testing, fresh data reveal how the country's market economy is growing.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds as part of a counter drill into South Korean waters. South Korea fired back.

  • Is Kim's hairdo the new must-do in North Korea?     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    An unconfirmed report about male North Korean students getting their hair done just like their leader Kim Jong Un has gone viral online. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.

  • North Korea fires 2 more missiles amid US drills Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    South Korean Army's 130mm multiple rocket launchers fire live rounds during an exercise against possible attacks from North Korea in Goseong, South Korea, Monday, March 3, 2014. North Korea fired two additional suspected short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing military exercises between Seoul and Washington, which the North calls a preparation for an attack, South Korean officials said.

    North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington.

  • The strategic North Korean mineral China covets Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    A front loader shifts soil containing rare earth minerals to be loaded in Lianyungang, China, which accounts for about 90 percent of the world's rare earth production.

    With investor worries about spillover effects on commodities by a slowing Chinese economy, Beijing has its eye on a key resource—rare earth minerals in North Korea.

  • UN panel says North Korea's Kim may face charges Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice, U.N. investigators said.

  • North Korea vital to China's success     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Heesun Wee discusses China's trade subsidies for North Korea and their impact on the region's economy.

  • Emerging crisis? China's North Korea dilemma Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, meets with late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, front right, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

    Amid reports of more executions and political tension in North Korea, the regime is moving forward on economic policies, increasingly tied to China.

  • North Korean leader feeling 'confident': Pro     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    James P. Rooney, chairman at Advanced Capital Partners, comments on North Korea as the country prepares for Kim Jong-Un's birthday.

  • Pyongyang's power struggle     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    Chung Min Lee, South Korean ambassador for National Security Affairs says the purge of Kim Jong-Un's uncle was due to money reasons, hard currency earnings and the classic power struggle.

  • How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the North Korean leader should be concerned about America sending more troops to South Korea.

  • Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea, again     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:54 PM ET
    Former US NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) speaks to members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on December 19, 2013. Rodman is on a visit to North Korea from December 19 to 23.

    Dennis Rodman has arrived in North Korea for the third time, but insists that he's not going to talk politics or human rights.

  • Being a North Korea 1 percenter just got dangerous Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    People in Seoul watch television news showing Jang Song-thaek in court before his execution on December 12, 2013.

    North Korea's execution of a high-ranking official suggests a ruler threatened by the economic elite's power. And the purge is likely far from over.

  • Remain 'vigilant' on North Korea     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 4:40 AM ET

    Shaun Cochran, head of research for Korea at CLSA, discusses the situation in North Korea following the execution of King Jong Un's uncle and what it means for investors.

  • Kim Jong-Un's consolidation of power     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    John Park, North Korea Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School discusses the next phase in the Kim Jong Un's consolidation of power, 2 years since the passing of his father.

  • Andrew Gilholm, Senior Analyst for China and Korea at Control Risks, says Jang Song-thaek's execution will increase uncertainty in China over Kim Jong-un's leadership.