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
Vatika Hotels will use the funds to expand its hotels and quick-service restaurant chain besides its business centres
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/dxRmoWCtHvlpJaOCr91AiO/Vatika-Hotels-raises-Rs495-crore-debt-from-Axis-Bank.html

How liberalization changed the face of real estate and education
The reforms came very suddenly and everything changed, says Anil Chopra, chairman of St. Soldier Group of Institutions
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/egiA6EKIXj2brLPMRXzULO/How-liberalization-changed-the-face-of-real-estate-and-educa.html

Cement deals dominate top five M&A deals in 2016
M&A activity in India rises to $69.75 billion in 2016, beating 2007’s record $66.96 billion
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/7gaS2FgYoPRF5fBJn4g6bK/Cement-deals-dominate-top-five-mergers-and-acquisitions-in-2.html

GR Infraprojects IPO gets Sebi nod
Shankara Building Products IPO too has received Sebi’s approval to raise funds through a share sale
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/PMhFSBx8Ui2aLvFHC2nzAM/GR-Infraprojects-IPO-gets-Sebi-nod.html

Expert speak: Will changes in 2016 help real estate?
The real estate market, which has been under pressure for the past few years, was affected by many policy changes in 2016
http://www.livemint.com/Money/fJnOAUqFiEIaOs841slZlI/Expert-speak-Will-changes-in-2016-help-real-estate.html

Did you know? What the Real estate (regulation and development) Act, 2016 is about
One of the most important clauses of the Act stipulates compulsory registration of all the residential real estate projects with plot size more than 500 sq. meters, with the regulator
http://www.livemint.com/Money/xEUACtoqGVmUqy4sIYnN5O/Did-you-know-What-the-Real-estate-regulation-and-developme.html

2016: a difficult year for real estate
While the sector grappled with low sales, demonetization struck another blow. But the new Benami Act and the real estate Act will give the sector a long-term fillip
http://www.livemint.com/Money/TPNSeuEffuI8i9lSl84llN/2016-a-difficult-year-for-real-estate.html

Under-construction projects lose out as realty buyers turn cautious

Customers are increasingly choosing to buy completed projects, rather than under-construction projects, owing to growing uncertainty in the real estate market
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/EJBCnZmBgdvHXhFWl8YX1K/Underconstruction-projects-lose-out-as-realty-buyers-turn-c.html

Modi lays foundation of Shivaji statue, Rs1.06 trillion worth of infra projects
The move comes two months ahead of Mumbai municipal elections and could provide a big boost to the BJP’s campaign for the same
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/kXqmnXhYbJMdFwEn4IUhzI/Narendra-Modi-lays-foundation-of-Shivaji-statue-off-Mumbai-c.html

New realty law set to raise developers’ funding needs, may encourage equity capital
Once Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act is notified, developers will have to rely on external financing as pre-launches of projects will stop
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/0NlgLZ62lXDoPZXewni8fO/New-realty-law-set-to-raise-developers-funding-needs-may-e.html

IVRCL’s fate is a cliffhanger as losses mount
Any revenue ramp-up is unlikely in the near term and the firm is losing ground on all fronts
http://www.livemint.com/Money/rR8inlGTr1v1VeJJbVpJaK/IVRCLs-fate-is-a-cliffhanger-as-losses-mount.html

Affordable housing is the flavour of the season
The contribution of mortgages to the banking industry’s advances has grown from 1.5% to 10% in the past decade, as most bankers see opportunities in the market
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/mcYXQTTz8MWqsk08v4LOAN/Affordable-housing-is-the-flavour-of-the-season.html

IL&FS Engineering Services bags Rs. 242.5-cr road contract in Karnataka
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/ilfs-engineering-services-bags-rs-2425cr-road-contract-in-karnataka/article9453008.ece

Chinese construction group inks MoU with Gujarat government
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/chinese-construction-group-inks-mou-with-gujarat-govt/article9451992.ece

Ambuja Cement, ICICI Bank enter into partnership to boost cashless trade

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-money-banking/ambuja-cement-icici-bank-enter-into-partnership-to-boost-cashless-trade/article9449800.ece

Centre asks states to allot land for housing scheme for the homeless

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/centre-asks-states-to-allot-land-for-housing-scheme-for-the-homeless/article9449624.ece

Pace of metro-rail construction will double over the next five years: J Kumar Infra MD
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/pace-of-metrorail-construction-will-double-over-the-next-five-years-j-kumar-infra-md/article9438631.ece

Emaar gives ₹100 crore contract for commercial project
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/emaar-gives-100-cr-contract-for-commercial-project/article9436482.ece

KEF Infra launches KEF Infra One Industrial Park in Krishnagiri
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/kef-infra-launches-kef-infra-one-industrial-park-in-krishnagiri/article9434427.ece

Completion of construction projects will speed up: CREDAI
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56018617.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Centre readies single window clearance for construction
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/55262826.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Chinese firm plans global building materials hub in India
http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/chinese-firm-pla7ns-gl8obal-build4ing-materials/

Building materials marketplace Buildzar shuts down
http://techcircle.vccircle.com/2016/12/19/exclusive-building-materials-marketplace-buildzar-shuts-down/

India is third in green building rankings
http://www.hindustantimes.com/real-estate/india-is-third-in-green-building-rankings/story-gBBj5rvXGQSiww8wTe6T8N.html

Parking space proof may be mandatory for vehicle registration

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/parking-space-proof-may-be-mandatory-for-vehicle-registration-govt/

Japanese construction equipment firms riding greater demand in India
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/12/13/business/corporate-business/japanese-construction-equipment-firms-riding-greater-demand-india/

Construction equipment industry revenue to cross Rs 1.5 lakh crore

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/55983410.cms