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

The Lazarus-like rebirth of the property developer Kaisa shows how fickle Chinese financial statements, and financial markets, are.
Tax changes in Japan should benefit the huge trading companies that call the country home. Restructuring is on the cards, while the commodity rally also plays into better profits.
Hong Kong's record-breaking property market is at levels that are virtually triple the lows seen during the Lehman bust. Mainland property companies still think they're a bargain.
China's online watchdog wants to ask Apple a few questions about its apps and live streaming. It's the latest cause for alarm in Silicon Valley.
Chinese markets are wildly unpredictable, not beyond doubling and then falling by half within a matter of months. That is, until this year. Investors should prep their butterfly nets.
It's not all about drugs in the Philippines, which is finally making good on promise shown some 60 years ago. Proposed tax changes should give equities a real boost.
Rising wages and a push to spur consumption have made China less attractive as a production site. Manufacturers are looking South and East as a result, as investors should note.
China's strong first-quarter growth surprised economists. The service sector, not its factories, accounted for three-quarters of that advance.
Chinese buyers are the latest in a long line of Asian acquirers of top European soccer teams.
A blossoming middle class and fast-growing e-commerce sector present an opportunity that international investors are beginning to exploit.

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