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Monetary Policy - Can A Repo Rate Cut Revive Real Estate Demand?

Overall consumption in India has taken a serious beating in the recent past, and the RBI needs to give a serious booster shot to hike up consumer sentiments.

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1.74 Lakh Homes in 220 Projects Completely Stalled in Top 7 Cities

Stalled projects (launched in 2013 or before) have over 1.74 lakh units, valued at up to INR 1,774 billion Of the total stalled units, 66% (over 1.15 lakh units) are already sold; 34% units unsold NCR has the highest share at 68% or 1.18 lakh stalled units across main 7 cities, followed by MMR with 22% or 38,060 stalled units In project value terms, MMR not far behind NCR - stalled units worth INR 822 bn in NCR & INR 802 bn in MMR Of total 1.18 lakh stuck units in NCR, 69% or approx. 83,470 units are sold out 

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The Supreme Court's Move to Get Stuck NCR Projects Back on Track

In a major landmark judgement favouring aggrieved homebuyers, the Supreme Court cancelled the registration of all companies of Amrapali Group under state RERA. This is indeed a remarkable judgement and will hopefully set a badly-needed precedent for righting the wrongs imposed on helpless homebuyers held hostage by stuck projects. This remarkable move will have a far-reaching positive impact on the Indian housing market.       

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Market Mechanics 101 - Bitcoin

When you first look at a market (here, BTC in USD), all you see is chaos.

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Trading: A Deeper Understanding

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Trading: A Life Less Ordinary

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Only 29% of H1 2019 Housing Supply Qualifies for Government Sops in top 7 Cities

Of total 1,39,490 units launched across top 7 cities in H1 2019, only 39,840 units fall within Govt-defined affordable category criteria (60 sq. mt. carpet area & priced <INR 45 lakhs) MMR saw maximum launches at 17,700 units, followed by Pune with 9,350 units; urban housing shortage in Maharashtra alone pegged at 19.7 lakh units Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad & Kolkata together comprise just 15% share (approx. 5,820 new units) of total affordable supply Nearly 2.40 lakh unsold units across the top 7 cities as on Q2 2019 are affordable but many fall outside the government's narrow 'affordable' definition – see an increase of nearly 3% against Q2 2018