Metals: Realizations drive profitability
In the December quarter, product prices maintained their uptrend but higher realizations saved the day

Real estate: Home sales turn positive though traction is in office space
With the implementation of RERA, the emerging clarity and transparency in registered projects is slow but surely leading to an uptick in home sales

Infrastructure: Order flows in roads subdued though firms push the pedal on execution
Although revenue grew on a year-on-year basis in the road construction sector, the order flows were sluggish in spite of the low base due to demonetization

 Cement sector: It’s the same old story
The cement industry scenario largely remains one of delayed demand revival, dismal realizations and surging costs.

Stringent norms, extended lull seen weighing on realty sector
Sign of distress stronger than ever with unorganized realty firms gradually handing over reins to credible ones

Robots break new ground in construction industry
Backed by Silicon Valley money, tech startups are developing self-driving bulldozers, drones to inspect work sites and robots that can lay bricks faster than human and work without lunch breaks

Govt proposes to ease environment rules for construction sector
The environment ministry’s proposal is once again expected to face legal battle as environmental experts said that it was in defiance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) decision

Cement margins at risk as petcoke price hits multi-year high
If petcoke prices do not ease, realization gains will be offset by higher expenses, keeping margin growth subdued for cement makers

If China sneezes, Indian steelmakers may catch a cold
Indian steelmakers need global prices to remain steady, otherwise a fall in prices can undo all the good that is being seen in the domestic market

Real estate companies sharpen focus on timely delivery
Delivering homes on time is no longer a matter of choice for developers amid rising awareness and stringent norms

Gadkari warns steel, cement firms against making cartels
If people are making a cartel then it is time for the government to take stern action against them, says union minister Nitin Gadkari

Why are cement prices falling in a seasonally strong quarter?
One big reason why cement prices are falling is relatively low demand

Realty finds investor favour but it’s a rocky road to a full recovery
Clouds of gloom on some fronts such as a pile-up of unsold units and mounting debt are clearing up, but a recovery in home sales and prices, key to better profits, is still some quarters away

US tariffs on steel and aluminium are a threat to India’s producers
It is risky to assume that India’s steel and aluminium industries will not be affected as they are not dependent on exports, following tariffs by the US

India may not be exempt from higher US steel import tariffs
So far, US president Donald Trump has announced that Canada and Mexico, two of its closest allies will be exempted from the tariff hike on steel and aluminium imports

Demand for under-construction office projects on the rise
Shortage of ready-to-move-in offices, increasing rentals among reasons for the demand in unfinished commercial properties

Why are infrastructure stocks falling when order flows in roads are up?
The banking crisis may lead to tighter lending norms, and that is bad news for infrastructure firms that depend on financial institutions for day-to-day capital

Post-Real Estate Regulation Act, channel partners emerge as vital cog

Indian realty sector to touch $180 billion by 2020, says report

REMI launches real estate courses for women

Indian green building market to double by 2022

Realty sector on recovery path: Report

Builders get notices for inflated credit claims under GST

Govt would complete its PMAY target much before 2022: Housing Minister

Govt alone will sell sand in Tamil Nadu, quarries to be opened soon: Chief Minister

Construction of houses under PMAY-Gramin sees nearly 200% jump in last four years

Only 8% target met under PMAY-Urban housing scheme

Existing buildings in ‘red zone’ also need to get NOC from AAI

Building plan approvals in Bengaluru to go online from April 1

Govt may ease green norms to boost affordable housing

New technologies being used to build quality affordable houses

Common construction rules across Gujarat from today

NBCC aims to build one lakh budget houses over next five years

Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai among cheapest cities globally: EIU

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