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

Like the strongest of its competitors in Japanese retail, Muji is expanding its outlets and pushing new ideas in markets such as China.
Japan's car industry, a pioneer in many ways, is continuing its leadership in the introduction of autonomous vehicles and parts.
With two new initiatives this week alone, Asian governments are leading the drive for autonomous cars.
Prospects look particularly bearish for China's real estate sector, which makes up half of all lending in the country. Stocks could sell off fast.
China is already the world's biggest market for electric vehicles, making up two-fifths of global sales. That doesn't go far enough by far for Beijing.
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.

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