North Korea: Underground market generating wealth for citizens

When tanks rolled down Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea on 10 October, the image given to the rest of the world was one of business as usual in the isolated country. However, away from the bombast and sabre rattling, a change is underway at the very heart of the North Korean state, once driven by a tightly controlled communist command economy, largely synonymous with rationing and material deprivation. Oct 29, 2015