Michael Smith

Three factors keeping reits in good shape, say analysts

Michael Smith, the head of real estate investment banking for Asia at Goldman Sachs, says reits are benefiting from the global low interest rate environment. Photo: May Tse

Goldman Sachs' head of real estate investment banking for Asia excluding Japan, Michael Smith, said low interest rates, a strong commercial property market and capital flows were the three factors that had made the reit market more attractive.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 5:07am

Zen to make plea to Pope on mission to Vatican

Leaders of the Hong Kong Catholic diocese will pay their first formal duty visit to the Pope this month since the handover.

During the visit, diocesan head Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun will submit a report documenting the diocese's transition in the past decade and will request final approval for his retirement.

9 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Cards offer link to past as HSBC head makes his way to new home

HSBC Asia head Michael Smith may have jumped ship to become chief executive of ANZ Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in October but memories of his former employer will be literally in his pocket.

'I will keep on using HSBC credit cards as the internet banking service is good,' Mr Smith said. 'But I will definitely use ANZ cards as well.'

27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Chief takes home front at world's local bank

Michael Smith has worked all over the world, but his heart is in Hong Kong

WHEN MICHAEL SMITH first came to Hong Kong to work for HSBC in the late 1970s as a fresh-faced graduate from London, he found a very Asian city. Now things are different for the city, the man and the bank.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Benefits begin to emerge from HSBC's long-term plan

HSBC Holdings, parent of Hong Kong's biggest lender, is starting to taste the returns of its 'investing for the future' strategy with good profit growth now deriving from emerging markets, including those in Asia.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Irish eyes smile at Canidrome

THE script could not have been written any better for the featured Waterford Crystal final at the Macau Canidrome's big St Patrick's Night bash on Saturday.

In attendance was the Irish Minister of the Environment, Michael Smith, to make the presentation, and up popped Gold City to beat Coleraine Copper by a length in the 490-yard dash.

21 Mar 1994 - 12:00am