A Korean People's Army soldier stands before the military demarcation line on the North Korean side of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP

North Korea’s neighbours and investors eye opportunities in Asia’s ‘pre-frontier market’

Anthony Rowley says the possibility of inter-Korean peace isn’t all that’s exciting observers, as companies in the Asia-Pacific eye mineral extraction and infrastructure building, while investors see a potentially massive upside. However, rampant corruption, lack of rule of law and previous failed ventures in markets like Myanmar loom large

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A Korean People's Army soldier stands before the military demarcation line on the North Korean side of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea. Photo: AFP
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