Canadian pension fund looking to invest $2 bn in affordable housing: Fadnavis

Fadnavis said he expects around 3 lakh units in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to be available by next year

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Canadian-Pension-fund-looking-to-invest-2-bn-in-affordable.html

Japanese realty firm Daiwa invests in VBHC

While both the parties refused to disclose the amount of investment, they said the funds raised would be used to expand VBHC’s project portfolio

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Japanese-realty-firm-DaiwainvestsinVBHC.html

Blackstone to invest in cement, consumer lending in India

Blackstone, which established its office in India in Aug 2005, has since then committed $3.5 billion

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Blackstone-to-invest-in-cement-consumer-lending-in-India.html

Govt’s infra push is a boon for cement firms

Major infrastructure projects in the country worth Rs3.47 trillion will need 45 million tonnes of cement in the next three to four years, says report

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Govts-infra-push-is-a-boon-for-cement-firms.html

Still getting floored

How a tile company that began as ‘swadeshi’ and helped etch Mumbai’s art deco signature stays relevant

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/Still-getting-floored.html

When a brand building exercise almost went out of hand

The crisis was a tall one: an 88-foot Durga idol in south Kolkata that hundreds of thousands thronged to see; the police had to order the pandal closed ‘indefinitely’ to avert a potential stampede

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/When-a-brand-building-exercise-almost-went-out-of-hand.html

Green Building Council norms for affordable housing soon

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-states/green-building-council-norms-for-affordable-housing-soon/article7820225.ece

Bhasin Group to build 33-storey tower in 99 days

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/real-estate/bhasin-group-to-build-33storey-tower-in-99-days/article7814815.ece

Is this a wakeup call for India?

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/is-this-a-wake-up-call-for-india/article7807233.ece

‘Single window clearance’ for construction soon: Venkaiah

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/single-window-clearance-for-construction-soon-venkaiah/article7790773.ece

How do you build a smart city? Japanese town shows the way

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/variety/how-do-you-build-a-smart-city-japanese-town-shows-the-way/article7790280.ece

India to import 1.5 lakh t sand from the Philippines

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/india-to-import-15-lakh-t-sand-from-the-philippines/article7778323.ece

‘Delayed govt. payments hurting infra firms’

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/delayed-govt-payments-hurting-infra-firms/article7751109.ece

Retro fitting the old can pave the way to building a new India

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/realty-check/retro-fitting-the-old-can-pave-the-way-to-building-a-new-india/978