Strategic restructuring option on the table at Essar Steel

Creditors may consider conversion of debt into equity under the SDR route should the company not succeed in monetizing assets or bring on board a strategic investor

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Essar-Steel-bankers-pushing-to-convert-debt-to-equity.html

S&P sees some Indian steel makers cutting output, slowing ramp-ups

Mills with high costs may cut output and those with new plants may slow ramp-ups to avoid the build-up of inventories, says S&P

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/SP-sees-some-Indian-steel-makers-cutting-output-slowing-ra.html

Integrated steel firms shun product premiums to push sales

Price premiums have halved in percentage terms in the last two years, narrowing the price gap between branded and unbranded steel

http://www.livemint.com/Industry/Integrated-steel-firms-shun-product-premiums-to-push-sales.html

JSW Plans $610 million investment to add port, cement capacity

JSW Infrastructure plans to almost double its ability to handle cargo at its ports to 62 million tonnes, with a target to further increase it to 200 million tonnes by 2025

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/JSW-Plans-610-million-investment-to-add-port-cement-capaci.html

Smaller infra companies reward investors as larger rivals struggle

Analysis of share performance shows that smaller EPC firms have lived up to investor expectations

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Smaller-infra-companies-reward-investors-as-larger-rivals-st.html

Gammon India lenders to take control of company

Consortium of creditors to Gammon India decide to convert part of the firm’s Rs.15,000 crore debt into equity

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Gammon-India-lenders-to-take-control-of-company.html

Xander bets big on India real estate

Over the past 10 years, Xander has invested over $2 billion in equity in real estate in India from its various platforms

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Xander-bets-big-on-India-real-estate.html

Realty firms turn development managers for smaller companies

Large firms get revenue without putting in equity; smaller ones earn brand credibility to sell in weak market

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/Realty-firms-turn-development-managers-for-smaller-companies.html

Construction equipment industry is seeing signs of growth: Icema report

The industry has a current size of $2.8 billion and is expected to grow to $5 billion by 2019-20. Around one million people are directly employed in the sector

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Construction-equipment-industry-is-seeing-signs-of-growth-I.html

Maharashtra gets centre’s nod to set up real estate regulator

The industry has a current size of $2.8 billion and is expected to grow to $5 billion by 2019-20. Around one million people are directly employed in the sector

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/Maharashtra-gets-centres-nod-to-set-up-real-estate-regulato.html

Narendra Modi opens real estate just in time as builder yields top 20%

Modi scrapped approvals needed for overseas ownership of some projects and removed barriers to foreign direct investment in construction

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Narendra-Modi-opens-real-estate-just-in-time-as-builder-yiel.html

Essel Group plans to build 200,000 affordable homes by 2022

The company will spend about Rs.800 crore in the first leg of projects, primarily concentrated in northern India

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Essel-Group-plans-to-build-200000-affordable-homes-by-2022.html

R&D centre for construction tech

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/rd-centre-for-construction-tech/article7934433.ece

For realty ancillary firms, the going has been tougher

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/for-realty-ancillary-firms-the-going-has-been-tougher/article7901628.ece

Inside Lavasa, India’s first entirely private city built from scratch

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/nov/19/inside-lavasa-indian-city-built-private-corporation

India needs to create energy efficient buildings, says expert

http://zeenews.india.com/news/science/india-needs-to-create-energy-efficient-buildings-says-expert_1831170.html

It’s just plastic, it’s fantastic: Use of plastic waste in road construction made mandatory by Govt.

http://www.firstpost.com/india/its-just-plastic-its-fantastic-use-of-plastic-waste-in-road-construction-made-mandatory-by-govt-2522776.html