South Korea provides Kaesong loans
6 May 2013 Last updated at 02:49 BST
Continued heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula are starting to have financial implications.
All activity at the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone has been halted by North Korea, affecting more than 100 South Korean firms which operate there.
On Monday, the South Korean government starts offering special loans to them.
Lucy Williamson has the details from Seoul.