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Realty picking up pace in Tier II cities
Jan 18, 2014
BANGALORE: Today the real estate sector is focusing on providing all amenities and comforts in both Tier I and Tier II cities. It has acquired many aspects of development across its sub-sectors. The commercial realty sector has turned into smart and eco-friendly structures. The retail sector is rapidly growing with dense show stores at high-end market locations. They differentiate their stores by investing in innovative formats ranging from food, discounts to convenience stores. The residential
Chennai housing market to see 16K launches in 2014
Jan 17, 2014
CHENNAI: The residential real estate sector in Chennai is expected to see a completion of more than 16,000 residential units across all categories in 2014, as against 13,000 units launched during 2013.
M3M to invest Rs 3,000 crore on 7 realty projects in Gurgaon
Jan 15, 2014
DELHI: Realty firm M3M will invest Rs 3,000 crore over three years on the construction of ongoing seven projects in Gurgaon.
Increased role of project managers in real estate
Jan 15, 2014
DELHI: With the real estate sector getting more organised, the policy makers are addressing the major bottlenecks of the industry. High rate of inflation and the slowdown in the economy are affecting housing development to a large extent. In order to induce maximum efficiency in terms of cost, quality, delivery and profit, many companies are turning towards employing highly skilled project managers who plan, schedule and monitor the progress of projects.
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.
Odisha to hunt evaders of works contract tax in realty sector
Jan 13, 2014
BHUBANESWAR: The Commercial tax wing of the state government has ordered its officers to identify real estate developers, who do not deduct works contract tax (WCT) from contractor's fee, as part of its drive to boost revenue collections.
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.
What attracts NRI investment in Indian real estate
Jan 10, 2014
MUMBAI: For Non Resident Indians, a base in their homeland is always considered a safe prospect and gives them an added sense of security. When it comes to the Indian real estate, non-resident Indians (NRIs) take centre-stage, especially with the depreciating rupee. The recent market trend where there is high inflation, volatility and the rupee value depreciating, NRIs make the most of the opportunity and invest in the Indian real estate market.
Sales volume in real estate sector in Chennai declines: Study
Jan 10, 2014
CHENNAI: Sales volume in the real estate sector in the city during the last one year witnessed a 33 per cent decline owing to the impact of global slowdown due to high inflation and negative buyer sentiments, research firm Knight Frank said today.
PE exits in real estate rose by 33% in 2013
Jan 09, 2014
CHENNAI: Private equity (PE) firms focused on the real estate sector made 24 exits during 2013 compared to a total of 18 exits announced during 2012. Ten of these exits with disclosed values harvested $421 million for the investors.
Piramal PE closes Rs 1,000-cr realty fund
Jan 09, 2014
MUMBAI: The Piramals-backed private equity fund, focused on realty sector, today said it has finished raising a Rs 1,000-crore fund and has already committed Rs 250 crore from the corpus in three projects.
Realty investment drops 6% in 20 states
Jan 08, 2014
HYDERABAD: Outstanding investments attracted by the real estate sector in Andhra Pradesh (AP) have dropped from over Rs 1.44 lakh crore as of September 2012 to about Rs 1.39 lakh crore by September 2013, registering a marginal decline of about 3.2 per cent, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham).
Real estate sector: Growth starting, but no bull-run yet
Jan 07, 2014
MUMBAI: The year 2013 was a year of survival for the real estate sector, but expectations are now high among developers and analysts. The industry is pinning hopes on a mid-year turnaround after the General Elections, it is not likely to materialise given the time lag for policy implementation.
Commercial, retail segments pick up pace in Bangalore
Jan 04, 2014
BANGALORE: For the real estate sector across India, year 2013 did not bring much activity and the same was for Bangalore too. However, the Bangalore real estate market showcased a stable picture, in terms of pricing and actual transactions. The developers have now pinned their hopes to 2014 and expect that with the country-wide realty sector set to gain momentum after general elections, Bangalore will be benefitted as well. The city is driven by the information technology sector and with major I
Investments in realty sector grow 53% in Jan-Sep 2013
Jan 04, 2014
DELHI: Investments in the real estate sector grew by 53% in the first three quarters of calendar 2013 with an infusion of $1,885 million against $1,235 million during the same period in the previous year.
RCom repays Rs 3,100-cr overseas debt
Jan 04, 2014
MUMBAI: Reliance Communications has fully repaid a syndicated external commercial borrowing (ECB) loan of $500 million or Rs 3,100 crore.
Developers optimistic of revival in realty sector in 2014
Jan 01, 2014
DELHI: With high property prices and costlier borrowing hitting real estate, developers are hoping for a reversal of the slowdown in the new year and sales picking up post general elections.
High returns make realty investors ignore risks, say experts
Dec 31, 2013
MUMBAI: The ongoing slowdown and steep rupee fall are among the factors making the country a riskier realty destination for global investors, even as it continues to be a high return market, say experts.
Real estate in 2014: Haggle hard with the developers
Dec 30, 2013
MUMBAI: With the economy slowing down, job losses mounting and salary increments pared to the bare minimum, the real estate sector found itself in all sorts of difficulties in 2013. High property prices and interest rates on home loans also took a toll on affordability.
Qatar fund may invest $200 mn in Indian realty
Dec 30, 2013
MUMBAI: Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the gas-rich Gulf emirate, is in talks to invest $200 million in residential property in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
High returns make realty investors ignore risks: Experts
Dec 30, 2013
MUMBAI: The ongoing slowdown and steep rupee fall are among the factors making the country a riskier realty destination for global investors, even as it continues to be a high return market, say experts.
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.
Branded residences taking a foothold
Dec 28, 2013
DELHI: In India, the concept of branded luxury homes is only two or three years old but it has gained a foothold in market and growing by 5-6 per cent a year.
Timely delivery can boost realty market
Dec 28, 2013
DELHI: Some real estate builders are not ready to change, especially when it comes to timely delivery of flats. Shashi Jha, a Delhi-based scribe, could not believe his eyes when he visited the construction site of the project where he had bought a flat eight months ago—there was hardly any work to show. When he took up the matter with the developer, he was given oodles of assurances. Two months down the line, nothing has moved on the ground, he says.
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.

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