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

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

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

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

GR Infraprojects IPO gets Sebi nod
Shankara Building Products IPO too has received Sebi’s approval to raise funds through a share sale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IL&FS Engineering Services bags Rs. 242.5-cr road contract in Karnataka

Chinese construction group inks MoU with Gujarat government

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

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

Pace of metro-rail construction will double over the next five years: J Kumar Infra MD

Emaar gives ₹100 crore contract for commercial project

KEF Infra launches KEF Infra One Industrial Park in Krishnagiri

Completion of construction projects will speed up: CREDAI

Centre readies single window clearance for construction

Chinese firm plans global building materials hub in India

Building materials marketplace Buildzar shuts down

India is third in green building rankings

Parking space proof may be mandatory for vehicle registration

Japanese construction equipment firms riding greater demand in India

Construction equipment industry revenue to cross Rs 1.5 lakh crore