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

It's almost Lunar New Year, setting in motion forces that will govern the sectors to outperform or fade over the next 12 months. Here's what to expect in the market.
The Japanese stock market enters the year on the back of a rally. With stock picking essential in 2017, Nomura identifies bullish industries and seven stocks to watch.
The most-traveled secretary of state in history visits a former enemy, now a key part of America's "pivot to Asia," in a trip unlikely to be duplicated under Trump.
The head of the Samsung conglomerate has been identified as a suspect in a bribery case which, if proven, could bring down the country's president.
The world's leading platform aims to offer consumers any approach to retail that they care to take.
The sale of 80% of McDonald's operations in China to well-heeled private-equity investors aims for a turnaround and shift to an asset-light mode.
China is developing a taste for dairy and beef. But it is desperately short of meeting demand, putting cattle-related assets in play.
The price paid for a bluefin tuna in the first auction of the year at Tsujiki fish market is the headiest since Abenomics began.
Indonesia posted the second-strongest stock gains in Asia last year, but comes into the next with religious tension.
China is cracking down on how its citizens spend the $50,000 that they are allowed to transfer overseas each year. Whether that will work is highly in doubt.


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