Alex Frew McMillan has spent more than two decades as a business reporter, feature writer and editor. McMillan has worked for CNN, as a business reporter, and Reuters, as the Asia real-estate correspondent. As a freelancer, he has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes and CNBC.Expand

He lives in Hong Kong and reports on the Asia Pacific region, from India east to Japan and south to Australia.Collapse

After a down year, nations along the network linking China and the West are loosening their wallets and spending more on infrastructure; investors should take note.
Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest country by population, which soon should be matched by its economy's size; here are four companies that could double as that might grows.
Almost every nation in Asia is currently mired in scandal or political uncertainty. Add North Korea's loose cannon to the mix, and there's a smoldering powder keg under the region.
Tokyo trade plays to watch after the first U.S.-Japan summit of the Trump presidency, which wrapped up with a round of golf.
Basic materials, heavy machinery, coal and steel are in favor with Chinese equity strategists.
Japanese stocks are on a roll with Shinzo Abe due to meet the new president on Friday, but Trump's stance on trade with the world's third-biggest economy is anyone's guess.
The disappearance from Hong Kong of a politically connected businessman, now said to be "assisting" inquiries in mainland China, hints at the erosion of Hong Kong's special status.
In the latest scandal to hit Big Business in Japan, Toshiba faces an accounting scandal and billion-dollar U.S. writedown that have tanked its stock and may cause its chairman resign.
Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index almost matched the heady performance of Western markets in the last 12 months, as the Year of the Rooster starts. China lagged.
This weekend marks the Chinese New Year, a two-week period in which China shuts down and it seems almost everyone is on the move. Here's how to play the event.

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