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

With Korean stocks at an all-time high, smart buying of companies with large amounts of treasury or preferred shares provides a play on change at the chaebol.
The recent Moody's downgrade of China's credit score masks the price increases and operating profits that some debt-heavy members of China Inc. are pushing through.
Investors are hopeing a new sales tax and bankruptcy law are the first of many structural changes.
Vietnam looks set to get its first foreign listings, with its listed budget carrier talking to anyone who will listen and a game maker set on an international IPO.
Real estate is finally back in fashion for investors, with assets topping $2.5 trillion. Those looking for something a little higher along the risk-reward curve are coming to Asia.
Although it was the downgrade of China's creditworthiness as a nation that grabbed yesterday's headlines, three dozen companies are also finding it harder or more expensive to borrow.
Investors are two-faced when it comes to China. It's all good until it's very bad. Are things about to get ugly again as debt mounts and reforms drag on?
The woes of Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines, which both recently posted losses, underline how hard it is to make money out of flights from Asia right now.
Mainland developers have already set records for raw land in Hong Kong and are buying plots at new highs in Singapore. Where's next?
Hong Kong developer Henderson Land outbid eight rivals, and for once outspent mainland competitors, in landing the first significant office plot in Central in two decades.

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