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

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