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 hastily-arranged summit between the leaders of the world's largest economies is important mainly for one reason: that it is happening at all.
The labor market peaked in Japan in 1997 and has fallen by 20 million bodies since then. Service industries are in particularly poor shape as a result.
It made up its profits for years and now faces billions in dollars of losses even as shareholders want to sue it for millions. That's just for starters.
The presidents of China and the United States will hold their first summit this week. The world is watching to see if the tough talkers can get along.
Eight Asian family owned companies are well worth watching for investors, whether they're public already or likely to become so soon.
Japanese big business is terrified of losing its competitive edge in Europe.
Property speculation is such a popular game that Beijing is taking extreme measures to cool the market.
My adopted home city has its first female leader. But practically none of us elected her. With that kind of 'mandate,' what will she do now?
There are 13 new members of the AIIB, which the United States has so far refused to join - unlike newbies Canada, Hong Kong and Ireland.
Shareholders have long been an afterthought in corporate Japan, but a push for change could finally reduce the system of cross-holdings that dominate.

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