Reacting to the Veritas recommendation of a ‘blanket’ sell on Indiabulls stocks, the company has reacted sharply blaming Veritas report to be factually incorrect. The group responded to the report by saying it will initiate ‘appropriate criminal proceedings on the authors of the research report for publishing false and factually incorrect data.’
Fitch Ratings says in a new report that the Rating Outlook for the Indian real estate sector continues to be Negative for H212, due to persistent sluggish demand, high construction costs and liquidity pressures.
Money generated through illegal means is laundered through various means including real estate and election campaigns in India, a report of the US State Department has said.
The institutional projects in India are normally working in a PPP model because such projects have long payback periods and require large capital investment. Further, they are large in size and hence require number of approvals, making Government participation relevant to secure initial approvals, clearances and get the project going.
An estimated 17500 residential units were launched by organised developers in the second quarter of 2012 in major cities across the country, registering a decline of nearly 44% over the previous quarter, says a report by global real estate consultancy, Cushman & Wakefield (C&W). This decline in launches can be attributed to a number of factors such as delay in approvals, significant inventory in certain locations as well as postponement of project to coincide new launches with the festival season.
India witnessed increased transaction activity and retailer expansion in H1, 2012. Leading brands and retailers pursued expansion plans aggressively, increasing their presence across key retail hubs. In all the seven cities presented in the review, the retail real estate market appears to be promising with an increase in retailer enquiries. These are the findings of CBRE’s latest report titled “India Retail Market view.”
The Union Cabinet is expected to consider the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill within a fortnight. However, while the Government intends to present the Bill during the monsoon session of Parliament, scheduled to start from August 8, single window clearance to the projects is the only stumbling block in its way.