GST rate on construction sector hiked to 18%
The government hikes the GST rate for the construction sector to 18% from 12%, but removed land value from computation of tax liability
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/qXjXUYlfdySJkjcY0K02KI/GST-rate-on-construction-sector-hiked-to-18.html

India ‘bright spot’ for global steel output growth: report
India is seen as a ‘bright spot’ for the global steel production growth on account of the govt’s push to augment capacity and demand from the construction, automotive and infra sectors
http://www.livemint.com/Industry/qZEuH92mbG0o73RbDZ1U2H/India-bright-spot-for-global-steel-output-growth-report.html

 The effect of GST on paint stocks
While the GST-led disruption is unlikely to last for more than a quarter, its spillover effect would be visible in earnings in forthcoming quarters, analysts caution
http://www.livemint.com/Money/8cFOO9xYAmb0iMxElG5YZN/The-effect-of-GST-on-paint-stocks.html

 Cement: GST may hit volumes, while high input costs could limit margin expansion
Pricing remains key as profitability in terms of Ebitda/tonne is likely to be under pressure in June quarter on cost escalations and lower operating leverage
http://www.livemint.com/Money/bhDhFXEprsmws5E7TSNJtL/Cement-GST-may-hit-volumes-while-high-input-costs-could-li.html

 Real estate: mixed bag of results given the regulatory challenges in sector
Real estate firms with a strong brand image bounced back in spite of a slump in sales in the December quarter when demonetisation squeezed out liquidity
http://www.livemint.com/Money/vVIjufPQq1TfcCbY6Am4uO/Real-estate-mixed-bag-of-results-given-the-regulatory-chall.html

GST impact ambiguity, weak demand to keep cement prices under check
Uncertainty on goods and services tax’s (GST’s) impact on balance sheets and fear of government keeping a tab on cement prices will deter companies from raising prices
http://www.livemint.com/Money/L5BC3yxvbnm6NXS8gHnNhO/Ambiguity-on-GST-impact-weak-demand-to-keep-cement-prices-u.html

Roads sector: below the surface, problems remain
Despite reforms in the roads sector, most civil and construction firms are still languishing with stranded projects or weak financials
http://www.livemint.com/Money/A6jNwvfZ8PzdMAMDxcrO3L/Roads-sector-below-the-surface-problems-remain.html

 Real estate sector views GST roll-out with caution
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/real-estate-sector-views-gst-rollout-with-caution/article9734358.ece

EPFO inks MoU with Hudco for housing subsidy
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/epfo-inks-mou-with-hudco-for-housing-subsidy/article9733629.ece

 Government launches new Energy Conservation Building Code
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/government-launches-new-energy-conservation-building-code/article9730523.ece

Palaniswami launches tnsand website, sand to be a click away in Tamil Nadu starting July 1
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/palaniswami-launches-tnsand-website-sand-to-be-a-click-away-in-tamil-nadu-starting-july-1/articleshow/59350632.cms

Local bodies in TN to get powers to grant planning permission for residential buildings beyond 4000 square feet
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/local-bodies-in-tn-to-get-powers-to-grant-planning-permission-for-residential-buildings-beyond-4000-square-feet/articleshow/59255803.cms

Affordable housing finance sector to grow to Rs 6 lakh crore in 5 years: Report
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/affordable-housing-finance-sector-to-grow-to-rs-6-lakh-crore-in-5-years-report/59294898

Builders must pass on lower GST to buyers: Finance Ministry
http://zeenews.india.com/real-estate/builders-must-pass-on-lower-gst-to-buyers-finance-ministry-2015728.html

RBI cuts provisions, risk weights to make home loans cheaper
http://zeenews.india.com/real-estate/rbi-cuts-provisions-risk-weights-to-make-home-loans-cheaper-2012901.html

GST, RERA may disrupt real estate market in short term: Report
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/gst-rera-may-disrupt-real-estate-market-in-short-term-report/59381157

 DDA’s new housing scheme launch today
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/regulatory/ddas-new-housing-scheme-launch-today/59379572

Steel ministry to produce electrical steels in India
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/allied-industries/steel-ministry-to-produce-electrical-steels-in-india/59369732

TN govt to float tender to introduce online filing of building approvals with CMDA
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/regulatory/tn-govt-to-float-tender-to-introduce-online-filing-of-building-approvals-with-cmda/59363808