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Steel & Construction Update: March 2017

April 8, 2017 By V. Sridhar

NHAI to miss 2016-17 road projects target on land acquisition woes NHAI will likely achieve about 4,500-5,000km of road projects awards in 2016-17 against its earlier plan of 15,000km http://www.livemint.com/Politics/gH1DRE9FPWQlZFhwaeArML/NHAI-to-miss-201617-road-projects-target-on-land-acquisitio.html PE funds face tough challenge from NBFCs in realty sector Slowing real estate sales compelled domestic PE firms to moderate investment momentum, but NBFCs haven’t

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Impact of Budget 2017 on Real Estate Sector

March 31, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Here is the latest collection of best reports and articles on the subject. KPMG Report https://home.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/in/pdf/2017/02/Building-Construction-and-Real-Estate.pdf Grant Thornton Report http://www.grantthornton.in/globalassets/1.-member-firms/india/assets/pdfs/union-budget/2016-17/grant_thornton_budget_2016-17_real-estate-and-infrastructure_sector.pdf Liases Foras Report http://www.liasesforas.com/White-paper/Key-Notes/Budget-2017-Birthing-a-New-Order-in-Real-Estate.html Union Budget 2017-18: Offers a lifeline to the real estate sector http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/personal-finance-business/union-budget-2017-18-offerslifeline-toreal-estate-sector-1001793.html What will be the impact of Budget 2017 on infrastructure? http://www.livemint.com/Money/1lJpVVT7mBpUHazdLSOLNK/Budget-2017-Stacking-up-the-infrastructure-building-blocks.html Union Budget 2017: Ten proposals that are likely

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Impact of Budget 2017 on Real Estate Sector
Green Buildings in India

Green Buildings in India

March 18, 2017 By V. Sridhar

The energy footprint of a building consists of ‘visible’ elements like air-conditioning, lighting, water pumping, fire alarm systems, building control systems as well as ‘invisible’ elements like nearness of the building to public transport or central location (so that energy is saved by occupants in commute). Energy consumption per unit built-up area can be reduced

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Steel & Construction Update: February 2017

March 1, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Under pressure, realty firms offer easier payment plans, smaller units Most developers consider January to May to be the peak sales period and are leaving no stone unturned to convert enquiries into bookings http://www.livemint.com/Companies/zHJdut7oEwuRh2GQ27Hj2O/Under-pressure-realty-firms-offer-easier-payment-plans-sma.html Tata Housing sets sights on Rs 15-20 lakh affordable homes again The Mumbai-based firm will also start deploying capital from its

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Mechanized Parking Solutions for Congested Cities

Mechanized Parking Solutions for Congested Cities

February 8, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Major metros are often choked with traffic. Of all types of vehicles, four wheelers occupy the most road space per person. Often, parked vehicles on roads reduce the width of the carriageway by a significant percentage. The problem has reached such a stage that the Urban Development Minister publicly announced that car buyers may need

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Steel & Construction Update: January 2017

February 4, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Tata Steel will seek board nod to raise Kalinganagar plant capacity to 8 MT Tata Steel MD T.V. Narendran on expansion plans for Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar steel plants, and how steel can be sold like an FMCG product http://www.livemint.com/Companies/dsimQK29QUOJ7fX3X9RGeK/Tata-Steel-will-seek-board-nod-to-raise-Kalinganagar-plant-c.html Budget 2017 | Big picture on the changing tax landscape Taxpayers are expecting the government to

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Plug & Play Commercial Offices for Startups

Plug & Play Commercial Offices for Startups

January 17, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Startups are the flavour of the season. Increasing Internet and mobile penetration and availability of capital is enabling bright people with new ideas to start commercial ventures with a frequency, never seen before in India. Whenever a company starts operations, there is a need for office space. Even in the age of ‘work from home’,

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Steel & Construction Update: December 2016

January 3, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Demonetization could drag down home sales by up to 30% in next 12 months: report The impact of demonetization on home sales is likely to be lesser in metros like Mumbai and the NCR, according to a report by brokerage firm Kotak Institutional Equities http://www.livemint.com/Politics/b4hSx55y1pC9RBBuWzotwK/Demonetisation-could-drag-down-home-sales-by-up-to-30-in-ne.html Vatika Hotels raises Rs. 495 crore debt from Axis Bank

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Latest Developments in Temporary Shelters for Refugees

Latest Developments in Temporary Shelters for R...

December 17, 2016 By V. Sridhar

As per the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the global refugee population crossed 20 million in 2015, the first time it did so since 1992 . The report also indicates that one person in every 122 across the world has been forced to flee their home. Further, it is becoming increasingly difficult for

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Steel & Construction Update: November 2016

December 8, 2016 By V. Sridhar

Opinion divided over impact of demonetization on real estate prices Many advisers predict realty prices could fall as much as 30% in the next 3-6 months, developers say there is no room for price cuts http://www.livemint.com/Companies/o2fVwCBoD8rrJv12XaENmL/Opinion-divided-over-impact-of-demonetisation-on-real-estate.html Government imposes safeguard duties on some steel imports The government will gradually lower the steel import duty from 10%

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