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Real Estate Industry Hails Government Move to Ease FDI Rules
Oct 31, 2014
New Delhi: India's real estate industry hailed the government's decision to relax FDI rules in construction sector
FDI in real estate may double after easing of rules: NAREDCO
Oct 31, 2014
NEW DELHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the real estate sector could jump over two-fold in the next one year
Centre relaxes norms for FDI in construction
Oct 30, 2014
New Delhi: The government has relaxed the norms for allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the construction development sector
Realty may get FDI push today
Oct 29, 2014
Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide on relaxing foreign direct investment norms in construction sector
Realty stocks surge on buzz Govt to take call on FDI relaxation for construction
Oct 29, 2014
Mumbai: Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has proposed substantial easing of norms for affordable housing and the 100 smart cities
Satellite towns on city outskirts: Venkaiah
Oct 18, 2014
Telengana: The Centre will initiate works to build 100 smart cities in the country by January and will also develop satellite towns in the periphery areas of the city
India needs Rs 25,000 crore in the next 20 years for infrastructure: Venkaiah Naidu
Oct 07, 2014
India needs Rs 25,000 crore in the next 20 years for basic urban infrastructure
PM's plan for 100 smart cities: Government set to ease norms for FDI in construction
Sep 23, 2014
The Narendra Modi government is set to substantially ease norms for foreign investment in the construction sector, hoping to drum up interest in the prime minister's plans for 100 smart cities as well his affordable housing initiative
FDI in construction likely to be eased before PM Narendra Modi's US visit
Sep 18, 2014
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States next week, the government is expected to ease norms for foreign direct investment in the construction sector
Indian real estate market saw significant change during 2005-14: Report
Sep 05, 2014
Indian real estate market witnessed a significant change in the last decade mainly backed by opening up of FDI in the sector and shift in preference to high-rises over traditional low-rise structures, according to a report
Indian e-commerce companies to invest up to $1.9 billion on infrastructure by 2020
Aug 20, 2014
Buoyed by the growing popularity of online shopping in India, the e-commerce market, which is expected to reach $ 20 billion by 2020, will see companies investing close to $ 2 billion in logistics, infrastructure and warehousing in the next six years, a study said
Investment-friendly budget to spur real estate growth (Comment: Special to IANS)
Jul 13, 2014
MUMBAI: The 2014-15 budget is both positive and promising that focuses on reviving the sentiment of property buyers and investors and promoting investment with a view to give fillip to construction and housing sector, a significant contributor to GDP.
Builders seek lower rates, reforms
May 22, 2014
PUNE: The change of power at the Centre and some immediate policy moves can reinvigorate the moribund real estate sector, the developers and builders in the city have said.
Modi regime might fuel FDI rush into real estate
May 20, 2014
DELHI: With a clear mandate for a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, developers and experts are expecting a revival and an increased inflow of foreign investments into the realty sector.
Rs 630 cr penalty to have little impact on DLF
May 20, 2014
MUMBAI:The way the market reacted to news of a penalty being imposed on DLF suggest the strong bullish trend in the real estate sector. Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) today upheld a penalty of Rs 630 crore on DLF for abusing its dominant position in the market. The stock closed 7.54% higher at Rs 182.45.
Realty sector looking for strong govt to push through reforms
May 02, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian real estate market, like most other sectors of the economy, is hoping that a strong Government at the Centre will push through reforms, help the sector gather momentum and thereby attract investments.
Indian real estate awaits proactive government
Apr 30, 2014
MUMBAI: Like most other business sectors, the Indian real estate market holds its breath for a stronger and more determined government. The perception which is currently driving market sentiments is that market momentum can either accelerate, remain unchanged or decelerate depending on which party is voted into power. Speaking purely from the viewpoint of market sentiment, there is some validity to this perception. However, the fact is that the true benefits of political stability and proactive
Private equity players boost city's real estate market
Apr 22, 2014
PUNE: The unbridled influx of professionals and a local economy, which is relatively less affected by the economic downturn, has renewed interest of private equity players in the city's real estate sector.
Star Hotels Turn Luxury Homes
Mar 19, 2014
CHENNAI: The city may soon be losing out a few star hotels. They are likely to be converted into luxury homes as the hospitality sector has hit a low with declining occupancy and fall in business.
Golden State Capital to raise $500 m from REIT listing
Mar 18, 2014
DELHI: Private equity firm Golden State Capital (GSC) said it will set up a real estate investment trust (REIT) to spearhead operations in India. The company, which hopes to raise $500 million (around ?3,060 crore today) by listing the REIT in Singapore, intends to invest $1 billion over the next three years in stabilised offices that are FDI-complaint.
Onus on government to protect, boost real estate
Mar 07, 2014
DELHI: Presently, the real estate sector in India is facing several challenges. These include lack of adequate sources of finance, shortage of labour, steep rise in the prices of raw material, multiple tax system and lengthy and delayed procedures for approvals.
Ministry to take decision tomorrow on FDI in real estate
Feb 27, 2014
DELHI: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in real estate sector, the decision will likely to be taken in the next cabinet meeting which is going to be held on Thursday, said Arun Kumar Misra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
MIDC planning to buy Hind Organic plot near Mumbai
Feb 25, 2014
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) plans to acquire a 600-acre plot owned by public sector Hindustan Organic ChemicalsBSE 4.99 % (HOC) on the outskirts of Mumbai as it looks to boost its land bank.
PE investments in realty up 13% at Rs 7,000 cr in 2013
Feb 25, 2014
HYDERABAD: The private equity investments in the country’s real estate during 2013 was up at Rs 7,000 crore ($1.2 billion), registering an increase of 13 per cent over 2012 (Rs 6,200 crore/ $ 1.1 billion), according to a report by global real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield.
Realty companies with foreign investment may buy farm land in India
Feb 22, 2014
DELHI: The urban development ministry is pushing for retrospective application of a significant change proposed in the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for construction sector, which will allow foreign investors to purchase farm land in India.

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