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Corporate fraud rose dramatically in last few years: Survey
May 11, 2014
DELHI: Instances of corporate fraud like corruption, money laundering and bribery in India have risen substantially in the last few years, a survey has found.
Supertech to invest Rs 1,000 cr on housing project in Gurgaon
May 11, 2014
DELHI: Realty firm Supertech today said it will invest Rs 1,000 crore over the next four years to develop a new project in Gurgaon.
Post elections, realty demand to soar in Visakhapatnam
May 09, 2014
VISAKHAPATNAM: With the heat and dust of elections finally settling down, realtors in Seemandhra are heaving a sigh of relief. They have their fingers crossed that after the lean spell in April, the formation of a new, stable government at the Centre and an end to the much-prolonged bifurcation tangle will spur growth in the realty sector from June onwards.
Private equity investments in real estate sector up 28% in Q1
May 08, 2014
HYDERABAD: The real estate sector recorded Rs 2,800 crore in private equity investments during the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 28 per cent compared to the previous quarter and nearly 2.5 times the investment in Q1 2013, according to real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield.
Air India to sell residential property abroad
May 04, 2014
DELHI: Air India has asked real estate consultancy firm DTZ to find buyers for its surplus residential real estate assets abroad to mobilise funds. “We have got residential properties at Hong Kong, Mauritius and Nairobi which we plan to monetize this year.
Realty sector displays positive outlook: Knight Frank survey
Apr 30, 2014
MUMBAI: Anticipating a change in political leadership, sentiments of home buyers and investors have seen an improvement displaying a strong positive outlook for the real estate sector, a recent survey said.
Report: With results ahead, realty segment positive about future trend
Apr 30, 2014
MUMBAI; As the country awaits the election verdict, both the current as well as future sentiment in the realty industry depicts a significant upward trend, reveals the latest quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index report by FICCI-Knight Frank.
Gera Developments launches ChildCentric Homes
Apr 29, 2014
PUNE: Pune based Gera Developments has launched a ChildCentric homes, a premium real estate project. These residences will be designed to offer a range of conveniences which can help children discover their passion. Kumar Gera, chairman, Gera Developers said, "The launch of ChildCentric Homes will create a paradigm shift in the real estate for both, the developer as well as the home buyer."
Indians top foreign investors list in real estate in Dubai
Apr 21, 2014
MUMBAI/DUBAI: Indians have topped the list of foreign investors in real estate in Dubai, pumping in USD 1.6 billion during the first quarter of 2014, according to a government agency.
Buyers slam Emerald Court RWA members
Apr 16, 2014
NOIDA: A day after the RWA of Emerald Court asked buyers of the twin towers to quit the project, several of them tore into the RWA office bearers. Buyers blamed the RWA for playing with the sentiments of buyers.
Realty sector creating avenues of employment in Hyderabad
Apr 15, 2014
HYDERABAD: Infrastructure growth has been playing a vital role in providing employment in both organised and unorganised sectors in India and Hyderabad in particular. In fact after agriculture, real estate sector is the second largest creator of employment. In Hyderabad several large scale housing projects have come up in the last five to ten years and there are many more projects which are in the pipeline. Several supporting infrastructure need to be built for these projects such as water suppl
Delhi-NCR real estate outlook promising in 2014
Apr 14, 2014
DELHI: Hyman Minsky, the noted American economist, linked an economy's life cycle with speculative investment bubbles which are endogenous to it. He stated that during prosperous times when the economy booms, corporate cash flows rise higher than corporate debts, and this leads to speculative euphoria.
Indian realty industry looks to BJP to lift fortunes
Apr 09, 2014
MUMBAI: The crisis-ridden real estate sector, feeling neglected by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, is warming up to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to lift its fortunes. In the wake of economic instability, the realty industry has been facing severe stress with a clouded investment outlook. Its industry captains are looking forward to a strong and stable government that can put the battered economy back on rails and undertake t
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.
Sunteck Realty rises high in uneven Mumbai
Apr 05, 2014
MUMBAI: In Mumbai's real estate sector, Sunteck Realty stands apart. The company based in and focused on Mumbai has seen interest from major investors at a time most experts and analysts have negative views on the city's realtors. Ajay Piramal is among the latest to join its investor list. Kotak Realty fund holds an 8% stake in Sunteck, while other investors include US-based College Retirement Fund with a 3.2% holding and Singapore's Tree-Line Asia fund with a 1% stake. Promoter Kamal Khetan ho
Realty investments in India dip 65% in 2013
Apr 05, 2014
MUMBAI: In 2013, investments in India’s real estate sector fell 65 per cent to $1.2 billion, making the country the 10th most invested region in Asia-Pacific, according to a report by real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield. In 2012, Indian realty had received investments of $3.4 billion; then, too, it was 10th in the region.
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
Survey on green real estate sector 2014
Apr 02, 2014
AHMEDABAD: While construction processes are increasingly adopting environmental improvements, waste minimisation practices and resource inputs, are getting less attention. One of the key objectives of the national mission on sustainable habitat, released by the Indian prime minister in 2008, was to extend the energy conservation building code to new and large buildings, to ensure energy efficiency in a significant way. However, even after six years of its release, the uptake of sustainability pr
Credai favours lower interest rate regime to boost housing sector
Apr 02, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) today urged the Government to focus on development of the housing sector by reducing interest rates.
Lift for real estate, jewellery markets on Gudi Padwa
Apr 01, 2014
NASHIK: The real estate sector and the jewellery market saw good business across the city on the occasion of Gudi Padwa on Monday.
First investments for a young professional
Mar 31, 2014
MUMBAI: For a while now, we have been addressing the needs and concerns of individuals approaching retirement. Not surprisingly, we received queries from young professionals — who have just started their career.
Planned development, vast green cover
Mar 31, 2014
NOIDA: Noida is one of the few cities in the country which is known for its planned development—also , it has a lot of greenery and open spaces. It has far more planned urban infrastructure, with clear demarcation of residential and commercial sectors, than most other real estate destinations of the NCR.
Realtors eye Gudi Padwa bookings
Mar 30, 2014
NASHIK: 2014's Gudi Padwa could signal better movement for the real estate sector in Nashik after a lull that has lasted for over a year-and-a-half. Considered an auspicious occasion for bookings, the past three months leading up to Monday's Gudi Padwa have seen close to 400 flats being booked in the city.
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.
India's realty sector remains favoured destination: Report
Mar 22, 2014
DELHI: 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.

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