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Dec 17, 2015
Mumbai: A relaxed FDI (foreign direct investment) policy for the realty sector has reinforced the confidence of overseas investors and has helped India regain its place as one of the preferred investment destinations, according to a survey by PwC.
Sep 14, 2015
NEW DELHI: The real estate market in India has matured after the slowdown and investors now have a more realistic view about returns these days, says Robert Marten, managing director, Global Real Estate Institute (GRI), a global club of senior real estate investors, developers and lenders.
Australia mulls tighter foreign property investment rules
Nov 27, 2014
Sydney: An Australian parliamentary committee recommended strengthening rules on foreign investment in the country`s booming housing market
Global PE funds more than doubled investments in Indian realty: C&W
May 08, 2014
BANGALORE: Global private equity funds more than doubled their investment in India's real estate sector in the quarter to March as they foresee an improvement in economy leading to stable long-term yields, according to a report by brokerage Cushman & Wakefield, PE funds invested Rs 2,800 crore in the country's commercial and residential real estate during the period, a 145% jump over the year-ago quarter, the report said.
Sensex conquers Mt 22k, retreats
Mar 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Benchmark indices hit record highs for a third straight day on Monday, amid continued foreign institutional buying, though the net gains were marginal.
Sensex, Nifty end nearly 2 percent up; banking, realty stocks rally
Mar 08, 2014
MUMBAI: The Nifty rose as much as 2.1 percent to a record high, and the Sensex hit its record for a second consecutive session, as foreign investors bet big in a country that just months ago was gripped by market turmoil.
Aginsky Consulting keen to hook up Indian SMEs to US commercial realty
Mar 04, 2014
DELHI: Aginsky Consulting, a company focused on helping foreign investors to invest in US assets, has recently entered the Indian market.
Pharma, realty stocks in demand
Jan 30, 2014
MUMBAI: Realty stocks rose after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday, 28 January 2014, said after the central bank's surprise hike in its key lending rates after a monetary policy review that once inflation comes down to comfortable levels, the RBI would have some room to cut rates. Purchases of both residential and commercial property are largely driven by finance.
Cabinet to take decision on FDI in farm land
Jan 29, 2014
DELHI: The UPA Government has formed a three-member Cabinet committee to examine the possibility of opening up agricultural land to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), following a Union Urban Development (UD) Ministry proposal on letting foreign realtors buy agricultural land.
BSE Small-Cap, Mid-Cap indices off over 2% each
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: Key benchmark indices extended losses and hit fresh intraday low in early afternoon trade. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was down 355.83 points or 1.68%, off 121.30 points from the day's high and up 3.98 points from the day's low. The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was quite weak with more than three losers for every gainer on BSE. The BSE Mid-Cap and Small-Cap indices were off more than 2% each. Weakness in Asian stocks and a steep slide in US stoc
Banking, realty stocks gain ahead of RBI policy
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: Key benchmark indices trimmed gains after hitting intraday high in morning trade. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 39.94 points or 0.19%, off 29.12 points from the day's high and up 33.17 points from the day's low. The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong.
FIIs pour in over Rs 3,500 crore in debt market
Jan 12, 2014
DELHI: Overseas investors have pumped in over Rs 3,500 in the Indian debt market so far in January, when the US Federal Reserve is scheduled to start reducing its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion.
SEBI proposal on real estate investment trust set to get RBI nod
Dec 27, 2013
MUMBAI: The much-awaited Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regime has inched closer to becoming a reality, with the banking regulator keen on approving changes to attract foreign investments.
Decision on relaxing FDI norms for housing sector likely Monday
Nov 23, 2013
DELHI: The government is likely to take a decision on Monday on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector, including easing conditions for exit before the three- year lock-in period.
Government defers proposal on relaxing FDI norms for housing
Nov 15, 2013
DELHI: The government today deferred a proposal on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector.
Government defers proposal on relaxing FDI norms for housing
Nov 14, 2013
DELHI: The government today deferred a proposal on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector. "Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath has requested for deferment of the proposal," a source said.
Foreign banks offer dual-rate products
Oct 28, 2013
MUMBAi: Amid rising interest rates, foreign banks in the country are making an effort to attract home loan borrowers by introducing dual rate or fixed-cum-floating rate products.
To unlock FDI, govt to ease lock-in period for realty
Oct 16, 2013
DELHI: Much to the cheer of foreign real estate developers, those investing in India’s construction sector might be allowed to exit before the mandatory three years stipulated at present. However, for that, they would have to complete the project and procure completion occupancy certificates from local authorities.
Xander to buy Shriram arm’s IT SEZ for Rs 690 crore
Oct 15, 2013
BANGALORE: Global fund house Xander, the largest foreign investor in Indian realty assets, is close to acquiring an IT special economic zone in Chennai from the developer arm of Shriram Group for Rs 690 crore ($112 million), said people directly aware of the matter.
Curbs on realty foreign direct investment below 50% may stay
Oct 09, 2013
DELHI: The government may reject the urban development ministry's proposal to scrap all restrictions on foreign direct investment below 50% in real estate on the grounds that there can be no exemptions on rules such as minimum area norms.
India facing pressure to accelerate structural reform
Oct 04, 2013
MUMBAI: The Indian economy has been under pressure with the recent depreciation of the rupee and capital outflows adding to structural constraints which are weighing heavily on its prospects for returning to a high growth path, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
UP ranks highest in new investments in real estate sector
Oct 01, 2013
LUCKNOW: UP has been ranked top with maximum share of about 40 per cent in the new investments attracted by real estate sector among top 20 states across the country during the first quarter of current fiscal, industry body ASSOCHAM said today.
NSEL: ED submits report to Finance Ministry
Sep 13, 2013
DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate in its status report submitted to the Finance Ministry today on alleged financial law violations by National Spot Exchange indicated that the crisis-ridden bourse may have violated money laundering laws and a few foreign exchange procedures.
FDI push: Housing Ministry for lowering built-up area norm
Aug 02, 2013
DELHI: The Government is looking to lower the minimum built-up area for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in housing projects to 20,000 square metres from the current 50,000 square metres.
Rupee depreciation may boost NRI investments in realty sector
Jun 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The depreciation in rupee provides a psychological boost to both non-resident Indians as well as developers, real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield said.

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