US President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone. Photo: AP

Squeezed by sanctions, North Korea experiences worst downturn since 1990s famine

  • A decline of 5 per cent would put the country on its weakest economic footing since 1997
  • Back then, the isolated nation was reeling from policy missteps under Kim Jong-il and a devastating famine
Topic |   North Korea sanctions

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US President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone. Photo: AP
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