A view through an infrastructure investor's prism

Perspectives on infrastructure assets vary widely: While investors focus on investment returns, policymakers analyse both financial and socio-economic benefits. It would be worthwhile for policymakers to view things through an investor's investment prism because an understanding of the critical factors that shape investment decisions will help frame better policies to expedite Indian infrastructure creation. Full Story

The Bombay high court on Monday asked the state to explain what regulatory mechanism it proposes to ensure that complaints from buyers in unregistered real estate projects are adjudicated. Full Story

According to a Composite Water Management Index developed by NITI Aayog, Gujarat topped among states in efficiency of water management in 2016-17, followed by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Full Story

The Tata Group is looking at monetising income-producing assets worth Rs 800-1,000 crore of two companies as it restructures its infrastructure and real estate businesses, said two people with direct knowledge of the development. Full Story
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to increase AUMs from around $230 billion to over $400 billion by 2020. Full Story

Aerospace and defence manufacturers in the country have responded to the Union government’s draft policy on establishing defence testing infrastructure (DTI). Full Story

GMR Infrastructure, the operator of Delhi and Hyderabad airports, is planning to monetise 137 acres of land around the two airports in 2018-2019, which is expected to give a further fillip to the airport business. Full Story
Policy initiatives like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Housing For All have resulted in real estate attracting 25% of the total private equity investments, according to Grant Thornton. Full Story

POLICY MUDDLE

BUILDING MATERIAL

POLICY MATTERS

RELATED INDUSTRY

REGULATOR MATTERS

GREEN SHOOTS

SOCIAL UNREST

Technology in retail mall business

Newer technologies have been employed at all stages of real estate business, be they in construction, project management, marketing and sales, or even customer relations. Zaggle's Managing Director & CEO Avinash Godkhindi, explains the intricacies of how technology can impact real estate business especially in the retail sector.

Biggest impetus for us has been concrete road development: Ujjwal Batria

Many infrastructure players feel that the latest slew of government policy decisions 

"Accessories industry needs to adapt fast to changing reality"

MSMEs have been hugely hit by demonetisation and GST, and many thousands have even been wiped out. But there are a few small players who have been able to remain afloat in spite of the tectonic changes in government policies.

We delve into the issue of project financing for urban infrastructure projects, the various facets of it and the shortcomings.

"Paint industry is all about giving customers alternatives"

Real estate developers as well as architects have been spoilt for choice when it comes to interior and exterior paints. We speak to an international paint manufacturer about the latest offerings from the industry.

SME sector is uncouth and unfair

We discuss with a market leader in locks about the dynamics of the marketplace.

PROJECT FINANCE

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to provide rupee-denominated loans for Indian projects in addition to the foreign currency loans that it has been disbursing. India is AIIB’s biggest borrower with sanctioned loans of $1.2 billion and another $1.9 billion in the pipeline. Full Story

PROJECT FINANCE

ET SMART GREEN SUMMIT & AWARDS 2018

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

How cement industry has fared in the new GST climate

We spoke to JC Toshniwal, Managing Director of Wonder Cement at his office in Udaipur to understand how cement companies find the new laws very industry-friendly, but there are so many other laws which have to be set right to make it easier for cement manufacturers to enjoy ease of doing business while setting up new plants.

BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

RECOUNTING HISTORY

Urban infrastructure meltdown

PROJECT FINANCE

BEST FROM RETV ARCHIVES

Why gated community is so popular in India

PM Jayashankar, CMD of Adarsh Group speaks about township development among other issues, and how security is the biggest selling point for gated communities built by real estate developers.

BUDGET INITIATIVES

Indian Urban Infrastructure Review magazine and news portal were Media Partners for this international business conference. Full Story

TIMES REALTY ICONS 2017 awards
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TIMES RETAIL
ICONS 2018
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INDIAN URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW was the Research Partner for Times Real Estate Icons 2017 awards and Times Retail Icons 2018 Awards which were held at Sofitel BKC Mumbai

Niranjan Hiranandani speaks about logistics getting infrastructure status

 
A snapshot of Times of India 2-page report on Times Realty Icons 2017 awards

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