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Annual Market Crackdown Ensnaring the Careless

first_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Annual Market Crackdown Ensnaring the Careless News At the beginning of last month, the North Korean authorities ordered local commercial management offices to strengthen oversight to ensure that products were being sold at official state prices, according to a source from Shinuiju on February 6th.Meeting with Daily NK on a visit to Dandong, China, the source explained, “Friction has started up again between market managers and traders because of orders at the start of the year to make sure that everything is sold at the state-designated price. They do this every year, but this year they are confiscating products and transferring them for sale in state stores.”Price-related orders are issued annually in North Korea, where the authorities are still reluctant to countenance market price autonomy despite fifteen years of ad hoc marketization. As such, the Ministry of Procurement and Food Policy sets the prices of key goods and posts them at the entrance to markets. These prices are approximately uniform across the country.Only ‘regional’ items being treated differently; prices for these items are set by pricing bureaus established under provincial People’s Committees. Most obviously, the state price of seafood is cheaper in coastal areas than in inland parts of the country.However, real price differentials make selling at these state prices untenable; for example, the market price of a kilo of rice in Shinuiju is currently hovering around 3,200 won, while that for corn is 2,200 won, yet the state prices are 1,600 won and 690 won respectively. Therefore, traders traditionally simply pretend to sell at state prices when inspectors turn up, before resuming trade at market prices once they have left.But the problem this year is that enforcement is stricter than usual, with illegally priced products being confiscated, transferred directly to state stores and sold at state prices. According to the source, “In the past state prices were only symbolic and inspectors didn’t enforce them. Even if they confiscated something you could pay them a little and get it back. But now they are just selling those products directly at state prices, so a lot of people who have ignored the crackdowns are ending up in a real fix.”Not only that. “People who are caught like this are banned from trading from a stall for a month,” the source added. “Traders are reacting very carefully now as a result.”However, history has taught traders that the crackdown is unlikely to last too long, and anticipate a return to less strict oversight in due course. SHARE By Daily NK – 2012.02.07 10:28am center_img Facebook Twitter NewsEconomy News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall in southeast Louisiana

ABC News By DANIEL MANZO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Southeast Louisiana Sunday evening.The National Hurricane Center announced that the center of the storm made landfall at 6 p.m. ET along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the Mississippi River and Grand Isle. Maximum sustained winds neared 50 mph. Throughout Sunday, the storm brought bands of heavy rain and storm surge to the northern Gulf Coast as it made its way toward the U.S. coastline.Tropical-storm-force winds lashed the Gulf Coast, from southeastern Louisiana eastward along the Alabama/Mississippi coastline. Heavy rain and areas of storm surge continued to impact the northern Gulf Coast throughout the evening.Midday Sunday, St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana warned of flooding near the Hopedale Marina, with water reportedly rising 8 inches in an hour.Storm-surge flooding was also reported in several areas of Mississippi, including along Highway 90 in Biloxi, which was closed to motorists from the Bay St. Louis to the Biloxi Bay bridges.Tornado risk remains along parts of the Gulf Coast as well. Cristobal brought eight reported tornadoes to central and northern Florida this weekend, including reports of a confirmed tornado moving through downtown Orlando Saturday. It was rated an EF-1 by the National Weather Service, with maximum winds of 105 mph.Cristobal continued inland overnight, moving up across the lower Mississippi Valley, and is expected to gradually weaken to a Tropical Depression by early Monday morning.The storm will likely bring rounds of heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding across parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas throughout Monday. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. read more

Defending champ Suntory rolls over Toyota

first_img Suntory flanker Shinki Gen scores a try during Saturday’s Company Clubs Rugby Football Championship game against Toyota Industries at Chichibunomiya Stadium. Suntory won 64-8. The 55th and final Company Clubs Rugby Football Championship reached the national stage on Saturday with the first round of games in the four groups of four.Suntory flanker Shinki Gen scores a try during Saturday’s Company Clubs Rugby Football Championship game against Toyota Industries at Chichibunomiya Stadium. Suntory won 64-8. Plenty is at stake as the top eight teams are automatically rewarded with a place in the new professional 12-team Top League that starts next season.And with news that the Kaneka club, coached by former All Black Aaron Pene, in the Kansai League is to fold as a result of its failure to make the new league, the feeling among many teams is that they are fighting for their survival.One such club is Toyota Industries, which finished sixth in the Kansai League and which opened its campaign with a 64-8 loss to reigning champion Suntory at Chichibunomiya Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday in their Group A clash.In a stop-start affair that was unfortunately dominated by the whistle of the referee the Nagoya-based team held its own for the first 38 minutes or so. However, the sin-binning of No. 8 Mark Murray led to Suntory scoring four tries either side of halftime that effectively killed off the game.“Suntory kept it tight when we were a man down and that decided the game,” said Toyota coach Chris Milsted. “However, I am pretty happy with the way we played. Suntory are definitely the best team we have come up against.”The season has been a strange one to date for Suntory. Unbeaten and guaranteed a place in the new league as champion of East Japan — along with Kansai champion Yamaha and Kyushu champion Sanix — the Goliath has yet to produce the form of last year on a continuous basis.“We tried a lot of things out today but it didn’t really go that well,” said Alama Ieremia, who watched the game from the stands.The former All Black center, who hopes to return from a knee injury next week, went on to say that perhaps Suntory should go back to basics.However, the feeling is that the other sides in Japan have risen to the challenge thrown down by Suntory when it won the Company and All-Japan Championships last year.“We didn’t play that well today but Toyota were very good at killing the ball and defended very well,” said Suntory lock Jamie Washington who scored one of his team’s 10 tries.“All season we have started poorly and then come away in the last 20 minutes or so and Toyota made us work hard in the first half.”Junichi Hojo was the pick of the Suntory backs with three tries although he was almost upstaged by Naofumi Yoshida, who ran onto the field with what appeared to be a pair of thermal pants on under his shorts — only for the referee to order him off for a costume change.As one veteran ex-pat player in the crowd said: “It was the referee’s best decision all day.”Milsted and his team can return to Kansai knowing that wins over Sanix and Sanyo are not beyond them in order to proceed in the competition, while Suntory will be hoping to regain the form of last year.In other games played on Saturday, Sanyo beat Sanix 33-20 in Group A; in Group B Yamaha beat Kyushu Electric 64-24 and Kubota defeated Kintetsu 49-24; there were upsets in Group C, which has been dubbed the Group of Death, with NEC defeating World 35-14 and Ricoh beating Toyota Motor 30-20; while in Group D, Toshiba beat Coca Cola West Japan 69-0 and Kobe Steel overcame Secom 59-22. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more