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Private equity firm Milestone Capital sells Rs 145-crore Pune property to HNI
Apr 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Private equity firm Milestone Capital Advisors has sold a 2.5 lakh sq ft commercial property in Pune for about Rs 145 crore to a high-net-worth individual (HNI), marking a potential renewal of interest among such investors in assets that offer stable rental returns in addition to capital appreciation.
Tracking deals: LeapFrog to invest in IFMR Capital
Apr 08, 2014
MUMBAI: LeapFrog Investments, a specialist investor in financial services in growth markets, will invest $29 million in IFMR Capital. The investment will enable affordable and efficient access to finance for millions of excluded households and businesses across India.
Plan your investments at the start of the year
Apr 08, 2014
MUMBAI: The beginning of a new financial year is a good time to revisit your portfolio and take stock of your finances. Early planning helps you earn more returns and prevents you running from pillar to post in the last week of the next March.
Investments in realty shrank 65% in 2013
Apr 07, 2014
MUMBAI: India’s real estate sector is estimated to have received $1.2-billion (around Rs 7,200 crore) investments in 2013, down 65 per cent from the previous year’s $3.4 billion, according to a report by real estate consultancy Cushman and Wakefield.
Brookefield Asset Management eyes 100% stake in Unitech Corporate Parks
Apr 05, 2014
DELHI: Canadian asset management firm Brookefield Asset Management is seeking to acquire 100% stake in Unitech Corporate Parks, a London Stock Exchange-listed India-focussed real estate investment firm.
Investment in realty sector dips 65% in 2013 at $1.2 bn
Apr 04, 2014
DELHI: Investment in Indian real estate declined by 65 per cent to $1.2 billion during 2013 but the country was able to retain 10th rank in Asia Pacific, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said
Ahuja Group raises ?60 crore from Motilal Oswal realty fund
Apr 01, 2014
MUMBAI: Motilal Oswal’s second real estate private equity fund called India Realty Excellence Fund II LLP has made a fresh investment of ?60 crore in Mumbai-based developer Ahuja Group’s housing project.
Payment Default: Cases Registered against Chit Fund Firm
Mar 27, 2014
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various police stations in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts have registered cases against a private chit fund firm which allegedly defaulted in repaying maturity amount to investors.
Gunning for equity and realty
Mar 24, 2014
DELHI: Vibha Padalkar joined HDFC Standard Life in 2008 after a seven-year stint as Executive Vice-President, Finance, at WNS Global Services. Discipline is the keyword when it comes to investments. Of course, periodic shifting of asset classes is also required. Here’s more on where a woman CFO invests and her investment mantras.
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.
Mumbai's rapid urbanization to boost real estate industry
Feb 28, 2014
MUMBAI: Mumbai Rapid urbanization and demographic changes, especially within emerging markets, will lead to substantial growth in the real estate investment industry over the next six years, according to Real Estate 2020: Building the future, a new report from PwC. At the same time as the industry's opportunities grow, so too will assets invested into the sector, it said.
Private equity funds returning to realty space again
Feb 24, 2014
MUMBAI: Optimistic about the revival of economy after Lok Sabha elections, foreign and domestic private equity players are now returning to Indian real estate sector, but with caution and will focus on top six-seven cities, say industry experts.
Decision to blacklist Cyprus for not providing tax data will hit developers and realty funds
Feb 07, 2014
MUMBAI/BANGALORE: India's recent decision to blacklist Cyprus for not providing tax data will hit developers and realty funds. Investors who have routed their funds through Cyprus are likely to face a big decline in returns as developers will now be expected to withhold higher tax amounts. So far, these investments were structured around 10% withholding tax, which is likely to jump to 30%.
Good at saving, bad at investing
Feb 05, 2014
MUMBAI: Short-term volatility notwithstanding, mutual funds are among the most-transparent investment vehicles. That was the consensus at the Business Standard Fund Cafe held in Mumbai on October 24. The chiefs of six leading fund houses said they were confident of MFs becoming the preferred choice for financial sector investors. The round table was moderated by Shyamal Majumdar. Edited excerpts:
Sahara lines up Rs 32,400 cr investment; 56,000 new jobs
Feb 05, 2014
DELHI: Sahara group, whose legal battle with Sebi continues in Supreme Court over refund of over Rs 20,000 crore to investors, has made a surprise announcement of plans being afoot to hire over 56,000 new employees this year along with investments to the tune of nearly Rs 32,400 crore.
Long-term policy for mutual funds very soon: Sebi
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: Sebi Chairman U K Sinha today said the market watchdog will shortly come out with a long-term policy for the mutual fund industry which will help deepen the penetration of the industry into non-metro markets.
Sebi unhappy with fund houses' efforts to increase reach
Jan 28, 2014
MUMBAI: Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has raised concern over lack of efforts shown by mutual fund houses to penetrate beyond the top cities, despite the extra incentives provided by the regulator.
World's Ultra-rich Hold a Fifth of Their Wealth in Real Estate
Jan 16, 2014
DELHI: The world's super rich people hold a fifth of their wealth in property, estimated at USD 5,328 billion, while Asia's ultra rich have a greater share in real estate, a report says.
Apollo Hospitals plans Rs 2500-cr capex during 2015-18
Jan 13, 2014
KOLKATA: Apollo Hospitals Group is planning to invest around Rs 2,500 crore during the 2015-18 period.
Realty segment hoping for turnaround in 2014
Dec 31, 2013
MUMBAI: While the Indian real estate sector has been on a growth mode in the last three years, though not much support has been extended by the market or the policy makers, there is a strong optimism within the built environment that 2014, would be a turnaround year. Though, nothing much has changed in terms of issues and concerns of the sector as another year comes to an end, some of the policy decisions in the last six months, indicate that the sector is finally on the road to recovery. To add
Investing lessons and strategies for 2014
Dec 30, 2013
DELHI: The investing landscape saw momentous developments in 2013, most of them driven by regulatory actions. Whether it was the introduction of direct plans in mutual funds, new guidelines for health insurance, or the precipitous fall in debt funds, each of these events had a significant impact on your finances. Each development also offered a lesson to the small investor.
Investments in Gujarat's realty sector plummet by 20%
Dec 28, 2013
AHMEDABAD:Outstanding investments attracted by the real estate sector in Chief Minister Narendra Modi-ruled Gujarat have plummeted by 20 per cent from over Rs 2.37 lakh crore in September 2012 to about Rs 1.90 lakh crore in September 2013, states the latest report from ASSOCHAM.
What affects your realty investment in Chennai
Dec 27, 2013
CHENNAI: Various macro and micro factors impact real estate investment in a city. Here the author talks about factors that impact property investment in Chennai. However, before that let us understand what these macro and micro factors are
‘India should up its transparency quotient’
Dec 15, 2013
DELHI: Global investors in real estate are skipping India and moving to countries like Indonesia and China to make investments, as issues such as regulatory framework and returns are still a matter of concern here.
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to invest $250 million in Hines India Real Estate
Dec 11, 2013
BANGALORE | NEW DELHI: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is investing $250 million ( Rs 1,500 crore) in Hines India Real Estate, the Indian arm of American property development and management firm Hines, amid a rise in overseas interest in the sector.

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