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Uma Kollamparambil

Uma Kollamparambil

I joined the School of Economics and Business Science (SEBS) in 2006 and have been engaged in teaching econometrics at both under-grad and post-grad levels. I also offer a Masters level course on Development Economics. I am currently the Course-Coordinator of the Masters course in Economics at SEBS. My research interests are in Development economics and International Capital Flows.

Why developing countries are dumping investment treaties

Mar 23, 2016 16:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Bilateral investment treaties have been a source of political controversy in recent years. This is clear from the alarming increase in the number of disputes between investors and governments. The treaties create an...

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Economy

S. Korea to release 80,000 tons of reserved rice in Aug. to address supply shortages

South Korea will release 80,000 tons of rice into the market this month to deal with supply shortages and stabilize prices. The move brings the amount of reserved rice released into the market since January to 370,000...

S. Korean businesses wary of double taxation due to EU, US carbon border taxes

South Koreas businesses complained that the EUs carbon border tax would lead to unfair double taxation as the country has already adopted its cap-and-trade system. The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), which...

Facebook to unleash Ray-Ban smart glasses soon

Facebook revealed it will be releasing its Ray-Ban smart glasses, and this is part of the tech firms preparation for the metaverse, a collective virtual shared space including the entire internet and virtual worlds that...

Pizza Hut unveils its streetwear collection

Pizza Hut is getting into fashion, and as a start, it already released its new streetwear collection last week. The American pizza chain is selling clothing items and merchandise under the label called the Pizza Hut...

Politics

Jovenel Moise assassination: Wife of Haitian leader says she was left for dead

Haiti is still experiencing the aftermath of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise almost a month ago. For the first time since the murder, Moises wife, first lady Martine Moise broke her silence, saying...

Jovenel Moise assassination: Wife of Haitian leader says she was left for dead

Haiti is still experiencing the aftermath of the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise almost a month ago. For the first time since the murder, Moises wife, first lady Martine Moise broke her silence, saying...

Capitol riots: GOP Senator dismisses ex-POTUS and allies' efforts to whitewash Jan. 6 insurrection

Over the following months since the Capitol insurrection last January 6, many Republicans, notably Republican lawmakers, have been trying to whitewash the events that left five people and dozens injured. One Republican...

Kevin McCarthy humiliated: House GOP Leader criticized for joking about assaulting Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been at odds with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in recent weeks for several reasons. McCarthy was now once again on the receiving end of backlash from many users on social...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

NFT game developer loses nearly $1 million worth of CryptoPunks in a scam

Falling victim to scams has always been one of the worst downsides of using the internet, but there has been a misconception that only the less tech-savvy people are vulnerable to these attacks. A known developer of a...

‘Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker’ devs redesign Sage job icon following trypophobia concerns

With only a few months before the release of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker, producer and director Naoki Yoshida has good news for fans who experience trypophobia. The developers have taken into consideration the feedback...

Google sign-in won’t be available on Android 2.3.7 devices after September 27

People who are still using very old Android phones may have a new reason to upgrade to newer devices soon. Google confirmed it is ending its support on devices that run on old versions of the Android operating...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic live photos leak ahead of August 11 launch

Samsung fans have seen the Galaxy Watch 4 models in plenty of leaks over the past month. However, a new report has revealed an early look at the wearable devices live photos. Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic leaks...

‘My DeFi Pet’ NFT game: Playing and earning details to know

My DeFi Pet is one of the newest NFT games today. It is now part of the new batch of state-of-the-art decentralized gaming platforms where players can have fun playing while also having a chance to earn...
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