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Developers hail RBI's decision to keep policy rates unchanged
Apr 02, 2014
DELHI: Realtors' body CREDAI today hailed the RBI's decision to keep policy rates unchanged saying this indicates interest rates have peaked and hoped rates would come down in near future, giving boost to economic growth as well as housing demand.
Developers hail RBI policy; demand easing of interest rate
Apr 02, 2014
DELHI: Realtors’ body CREDAI today hailed the RBI’s decision to keep policy rates unchanged saying this indicates interest rates have peaked and hoped rates would come down in near future, giving boost to economic growth as well as housing demand.
India's realty sector remains favoured destination: Grant Thornton
Mar 22, 2014
MUMBAI: The Indian construction and real estate sector continues to be a favoured destination for global investors and businesses are optimistic about their prospects for this year, says a report.
The rich home in on safe bets
Mar 10, 2014
MUMBAI: A sprawling estate in the countryside, a heritage bungalow, large tracts of farm land – these may seem the likely investments for high net worth investors (HNIs) seeking property purchases. But with the downturn striking, the truth is that HNIs have been getting pretty conservative with their real estate bets.
Bank licences on course despite polls
Mar 07, 2014
DELHI: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday clarified the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was likely to issue a few bank licences during the remaining term of the incumbent United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, notwithstanding the model code of conduct that kicked in with announcement of the election schedule.
Unitech says servicing LIC loan; to clear it by March-end
Feb 27, 2014
MUMBAI: Real estate developer UnitechBSE -2.97 % has claimed that it has been regularly servicing the Rs 200-crore loan it had taken from LIC, even though a senior official of the life insurance major said they are looking into the account as it is a very serious matter.
Vote on Account 2014: Realtors unhappy with interim budget
Feb 18, 2014
DELHI: Realty developers today expressed disappointment that interim budget did not provide any relief to the sector but hoped that steps to push growth in other industries such as automobile would boost housing demand.
40.72 lakh high spenders in the country under tax scanner
Feb 17, 2014
DELHI: Over 40.72 lakh high value spenders are under the scanner of the Income Tax department which plans to check potential evasion instances before the closing of the financial year on March 31.
Home prices begin to rise, signal change in real estate market mood
Feb 12, 2014
DELHI:In recent months, real estate prices have shown an increase in 16 out of 26 cities covered by the country’s most authoritative residential housing price index, suggesting that prices may be finally bottoming out.
Smart ways to manage your home loan interest burden
Feb 05, 2014
MUMBAI: Hopes of a minor fall in interest rates, especially on home loans, were dashed last week after the RBI hiked its key rates in its policy review. Home loan borrowers, especially those crushed by a heavy EMI, have been looking at the RBI for some solace for a while now.
Banks find safe haven in home loans as NPAs rise
Jan 30, 2014
MUMBAI: As loans in infrastructure and small businesses turn bad and corporates fight shy of making fresh investments, banks are finding home loans a safe haven. As a result, home loans are among the fastest growing segments at 13.5% in the first nine months of the fiscal. This is good news for borrowers as banks are offering a better deal to home loan customers than to top corporates.
‘Repo rate hike will intensify realty crisis’
Jan 30, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) has expressed concern over the RBI decision to increase the repo rates by 25 bps to 8 per cent in the monetary policy review.
'RBI's hike in key interest rate to hit property market'
Jan 29, 2014
DELHI: The Reserve Bank's hiking the key policy rate today will hit property sales, particularly in the residential segment, real estate developers said while expressing disappointment at the move.
Repo rate hike will deepen crisis in real estate: Credai
Jan 29, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) has expressed concern over the RBI decision to increase the repo rates by 25 bps to 8 per cent in the monetary policy review.
Realtors left wringing hands with home loans set to cost more
Jan 29, 2014
DELHI: Hit by slowdown in sales coupled with few new launches, the real estate sector says it is disappointed by the Reserve Bank of India’s move to hike the repo rate.
RBI should explain why it is increasing rates: Rajeev Talwar
Jan 29, 2014
DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increased the repo rate on Tuesday. If the rise in repo rates does not lead to an increase in bank rates, it is a temporary measure to track inflation. If inflation goes down, RBI will, hopefully, reduce rates. If bank rates rise, it will impact the industry and economic growth will suffer a setback. Going forward, I hope RBI will not increase rates.
RBI seeks to control inflation: India Inc
Jan 29, 2014
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India's move to increase repo rate by 0.25 basis points is aimed to control rising prices rather than encouraging economic growth, say CEOs.
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.
RBI order on notes to fuel real estate deals
Jan 27, 2014
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India's decision to withdraw pre-2005 currency could lead to a spurt in real estate deals and realty prices in many parts of the country in the short term.
RBI relaxes FDI regulations by permitting optionality clause
Jan 14, 2014
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India announced that optionality clauses may henceforth be allowed in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), to facilitate investors to exit subject to the conditions of minimum lock-in period and without any assured return.
Banks try to attract home buyers with low interest rates
Dec 23, 2013
MUMBAI: Barely days after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised the Street by keeping the repo rate unchanged, banks and mortgage lenders have started lowering the interest rates on home loans.
Bank, auto, realty stocks surge as RBI maintains status quo
Dec 21, 2013
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India surprised the Street by maintaining status quo on interest rates at its mid-quarter review of monetary policy.
RBI to relax norms for takeover of infrastructure loans
Dec 21, 2013
DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India will soon relax norms for the takeover of infrastructure loans, allowing them to be treated as standard assets even if they are rescheduled during the process. Under the current rules, any rescheduled loan is treated as a non-performing loan (NPL) for which banks have to make provisions
SBI slashes home loan rates by up to 0.4 per cent
Dec 20, 2013
DELHI: Two biggest housing financiers SBIBSE 0.60 % and HDFCBSE 0.71 % on Thursday cut home loan rates by up to 0.4 per cent for new borrowers, a day after the Reserve Bank kept its key policy rates on hold.
Realty firms seek priority sector status for low-cost housing
Dec 20, 2013
DELHI: After exporters, real estate companies are demanding a priority sector tag for loans to the low-cost housing sector.

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