Tag: Investment

Go Goa

A home is one that offers you a premium lifestyle with all the possible comforts, is pocket friendly and one that takes you closer to your aspirations of owning a home. Several people are now recognizing the advantages of buying a second home in semi-rural areas. After all, a second home nestled in the lap […]

Loan Scam Backwash

After the loan scam was unearthed last week, realty developers and companies providing home loan are finding it difficult to raise money from retail investors through corporate fixed deposits, despite offering coupon rates close to the maximum permissible limit of 12.50%. The retail investors have become very cautious of the investments they make in the […]

Checklist for NRIs Willing To Invest In Real Estate

1. Doing a bit of research on the track record of builder can help. 2. For any real estate purchase it is preferable to make visits to the sites before buying them. This exercise is worth it not only because we are committing a large amount of money but also because reversing the decision proves […]

Vijaya Bank looking at business from NRI accounts

Vijaya Bank has prepared a blueprint for taking its business from NRI accounts to five thousand crore rupees by 2011. At present, NRI accounts contribute almost thirteen hundred crore rupees to its consolidated business volume. Vijaya Bank Chairman and MD Albert Tauro said, “We are working on ‘Mission NRI 5000’ to grow to five thousand […]

Commodity Mutual Funds lift the sensex

MFs that deals with commodity and energy stocks have beaten the Sensex returns as well as the 70% category average returns of diversified equity funds on a year-to-date basis ending 18 September of this year, credit goes to dual benefit of the rally witnessed in the equity markets and commodity rally as well. 5-8 funds […]

ADB raises growth forecast for India

Owing to increased public spending and improved business confidence, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has hiked its growth forecast for India from 5% to 6% this fiscal. The update to ADB’s Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2009 report released Tuesday said that India will grow at 7% in 2010, a revision from its earlier forecast of […]

Keep on investing

Socially responsible investments (SRI) are often hailed as a means to finally effect meaningful change on the environmental landscape. The rationale is that ethical screens on an investment universe should nudge corporate towards sustainable policies and actions as capital is channeled towards those that demonstrate an orientation towards environmental, social and governance factors. Until the […]

Retail investors begin to return

Retail investors are regaining confidence in the primary market but they seem to be gradually making their presence felt in the secondary market. Leading retail brokers say that they are seeing an increment in the number of clients returning to the market. The only difference is that investors are taking small bets, and quickly booking […]

India’s FDI increases

India’s FDI inflows reached to 41.5 billion dollars last year, constituting 9.6% of its gross fixed capital formation, against just 1.9% annual average in 90s. India attracted 41.5 billion dollars in FDI last year, its outward flows or overseas investments amounted to 17.7 billion dollars, roughly 4.1% of its gross fixed capital formation. This is […]

Real estate- the best investment destination

The economic slump had a major impact on real estate. The price has come down over the last few months. People with a huge disposable income can explore investing in real estate for diversification of their assets. Reduced home loan interest rates and lower property prices makes it an opportunity hard to resist. Some investments […]

Money raising by realty-focused PEs sluggish

Money by realty-focused PEs declined to over a four-year-low level in April-June quarter of this year as institutional investors remained uncertain in committing capital. Investors have turned carefull and are now looking at more established markets. In this quarter, 21 real estate funds made aggregate commitments of 10.3 billion US dollars, down 72.16% from 37 […]

A look towards budget in new light

Photo by pfalaMarket responded unexpectedly on budget. If we judge the budget 2009, there is nothing negative in terms of imposing new taxes on the corporate world. This budget is good if we take recession under consideration. Talking about US, they are still facing trouble due to recession but on the other hand, India survived […]

DLF plan could hit barrier

Plans by the promoters of top real estate company DLF to buy out hedge fund DE Shaw’s investment in family-owned DLF Assets (DAL) could hit a roadblock because of a little known rule in the country’s foreign exchange laws. Under a ‘put’ option signed between DE Shaw and three companies controlled by DLF-promoter KP Singh’s […]

Maharatna status for PSUs

Government is considering giving ‘maharatna’ status to big PSUs to provide them greater freedom to take strategic decisions in key areas of investment and mergers and acquisitions. The plan to create the ‘maharatna’ group among the so-called ‘navaratna’ companies is part of the 100-day agenda of the ministry of heavy industries and public enterprise. Currently […]

Be wise and reduce the risk factor

Real estate market is showing its soft image. This seems to be a good time to make changes according to the current scenario. Before investing into real estate, one should find the reason behind it. Is this investment for creating asset or it is only for the sake of retirement income? If answer is second […]

Big Bazaar Targeting Network Of 145 Stores By June 2009

Retail chain Big Bazaar plans to open 15 more stores by November end, some of them in new markets, at an investment of Rs 1,500-1,600 crore. With this, Big Bazaar, a subsidiary of the Kishore Biyani-spearheaded Pantaloon Group, will have 112 stores pan-India by November, a top company official said. Big Bazaar is targeting a […]

Investment Cos Selling Assets At Throwaway Prices

Lack of provisions in the country’s bankruptcy laws to deal with cross-border insolvency may force Western investment companies hit by global credit crunch to sell off their assets in the country at throwaway prices instead of being able to sell their worldwide assets in one go to obtain a better price. Since Indian courts do […]

Government will scrutinize investments from tax-haven island nations

The government is planning to scrutinise investments flowing in from tax havens such as Andora, Aruba, Bahamas, Costa Rica and Dominica where investor details remain confidential due to banking policies. According to sources in the department of industrial policy and promotion (Dipp), the government is concerned about Indian residents parking money in the island nations […]

NRIs Coming Back To Indian Property Market

After having lived outside of India for close to 40 years or even more, many NRIs are now joining a reverse flow into India, and investing in property back home. Many are looking for retirement, or semi-retirement homes that may later tempt their children or grandchildren into connections with India. But it can also be […]

Irish Life To Invest In Commercial Property In Asia and Europe

Investors in this country are known to have an appetite for exotic investments. Irish Life is tapping into this by giving investors an opportunity to invest in commercial property in Asia and Europe through two new funds from Irish Life — Eurasia Property Fund and Eurasia Property Plus Fund. Irish Life is partnering with Hendersons […]

SMR Ltd Plans To Invest In Malaysia Cybercity

Mumbai-based Sunil Mantri Realty Ltd plans to invest about hundred million U.S. dollars to participate in the development of Bandar MSC Cyberport in Kulai, the first Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) cybercity in Malaysian southern Johor state. This is for the first time that an Indian company is investing in malaysia cybercity. The company signed the […]

Mapletree Starts Third Property Project In China

Mapletree, a property investment unit of Singapore state-owned Temasek Holdings, announced on Monday that its private real estate fund, Mapletree India-China Fund (MIC Fund), is developing a property worth US$320 million in China’s Guangdong Province. This is MIC Fund’s third investment in China after its investments in a residential and retail development in Xi’an and […]

IBull Realty Arm May Raise 286 Million US Dollar In Singapore

The trust, part of Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd., plans to sell 353 million units of Indiabulls Properties Investment Trust at between S$1 and S$1.10 Indiabulls Properties Investment Trust could raise up to $388.3 million (US$286million) selling units in a real estate investment trust (REIT) in Singapore, according to reports. The trust, part of Indiabulls Real […]

Kerala Properties On Offer At Qatar Show

A lot of township development projects and designs of residential complexes in Kerala were displayed at a property show in Qatar which aimed at attracting investments from NRIs. Kerala Property Expo in Doha is featuring about 50 builders. The show organized by the Kerala Builders Forum (KBF), is sponsored by HDFC bank and State Bank […]

DLF Assets Raises $450 Million from Symphony Capital; Singapore IPO On Cards

DLF Assets, the property fund of DLF Ltd, India’s largest real estate developer by market capitalisation, has raised $450 million from Symphony Capital, a London based investment firm. DLF Assets has earlier received two hundred million dollars from a fund sponsored by Lehman Brothers and $400 million from another global investment firm DE Shaw for […]