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'No incentives for exports in Budget may be part of govt's plan to phase out tax holidays'
Government may plan to phase out tax holidays for the economy, which cannot support such sops over a longer period, says Sandeep Ladda, partner and global TMT tax leader at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC).

Government increases carpet area for middle class houses eligible for CLSS interest subsidy
Earlier the carpet area for these houses under MIG I and MIG II category was fixed at 120 sq meter or 1,291 sq ft and 150 sq meter or 1,614 sq ft.

Affordable housing offers 6-8 bn sqft development opportunity in India over 3-4 years: Report
As per Government estimates, over 40 million urban homes need to be constructed by 2022 in order to achieve its housing for all targets.

Affordable housing fund to help better capital access
The government has already reduced Goods & Services Tax burden of homebuyers in affordable housing category by 4% reduction to 8% with effect from January 25.

Sebi to study fee-based model for robo-investment advisory
"A matrix of expertise may be introduced to make the board diverse, balanced and in tune with the requirements for effective functioning of the company."

Welspun India settles case of takeover norms violation with Sebi
Subsequent to a show-cause-notice on the case, Welspun India had proposed to settle the case on payment of Rs 2,41,500 as settlement charges under Sebi consent order mechanism.

Housing prices remain stable in September, supply dips: CBRE
The consultant tracks real estate market of seven cities - Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Sebi-DLF case may have wider ramifications for realty sector
The company has challenged the order through an appeal before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), which would hear the case next on October 30.

Residential property sales likely to improve in 6-12 months: Survey
Real estate purchase sentiment index has improved by almost 2.5 points to 32.3 in September this year reflecting an improvement in consumer interest, a survey says.

Home buyers not fully convinced about recovery in real estate sector
Also buying are people who want a house to live in and can afford finished properties, several at a healthy discount from investors desperate for an exit.

Mumbai slips to 10th position in terms of rentals, says report
The 15 cities surveyed are San Francisco, Madrid, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Washington, London, Mumbai, Tokyo, Mexico City, Paris, Hong Kong, Houston and Frankfurt.

Key to Maharashtra office deals now lies in extension of IT policy
Tenure of policy, which offers several benefits to IT and ITeS companies, including 75% waiver on stamp duty charges on office space transactions, expired in August.

Realty sector saw significant change during 2005-14: Report
The capital inflows into the sector witnessed a spike especially in 2007 and 2008 when private equity investment was close to $14 billion.

MNCs increasingly prefer buying to leasing office space
MNCs accounted for 35% of total commercial asset sales in the country in the first three months of 2014, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield.

Narendra Modi government to scrap order on setting up non-statutory independent coal regulator
Mooted as one of the biggest reforms for the sector, the executive order for the interim coal regulator was passed by UPA.


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