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Alex Frew McMillan

Alex Frew McMillan is a widely respected and experienced foreign correspondent, having spent more than two decades as a business reporter, feature writer and editor, the last 10 years spent specializing in real-estate coverage. He has worked for some of the most prestigious global media organisations, including CNN, as a business reporter, and Reuters, as the Asia real-estate correspondent.

As a free-lancer, he has written regularly for The New York Times, and is a contributor to TheStreet.com and Forbes. He has also written the occasional piece for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Australian, the Economist Intelligence Unit and CNBC.

He covered the September 11, 2001 attacks for CNN, writing the first reaction to the disaster from governments around the world, and wrote a series of well-regarded stories about greater China’s property slowdown for Reuters. His real-estate coverage has explained the importance of property trends for institutional investors as well as for individual property owners. He also covered the hedge-fund industry for six years and has focused on alternative as well as personal finance.

Since moving to Hong Kong from New York City 15 years ago, he has devoted himself to coverage of Asia, writing magazine stories and analysis pieces for Asian Investor, the South China Morning Post and the Straits Times, as well as many magazines. He has also made numerous appearances on both television and radio to discuss his work.

With a South African father and British mother, he took up a Morehead Scholarship to study in the United States, one of the best-known merit scholarships in the country, offered to candidates considered to have leadership potential.

He graduated with a degree in Journalism and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with honors and distinction, and serves as co-chairman of the university's alumni association in Hong Kong. Besides reporting, he is also an avid tennis player, snowboarder and scuba diver, and is a PADI-certified divemaster.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Evergrande's Troubles Leave Unbuilt City the Size of Los Angeles

There are homes that could house an urban population of around 4 million now under construction by Evergrande alone.

Hong Kong Market Tanks as Evergrande Property Scare Broadens

The broad Chinese property sector, the mainland's largest single industry, is selling off in Hong Kong as investors try to work out which will be the next domino to fall.

Macau's Casino Stocks, Near Record Lows, Face Specter of Tough License Reviews

Macau's gambling empires will undergo government reviews that likely will end with different degrees of bad for U.S. operators.

Does Evergrande Represent China's Lehman Brothers Moment?

The vast empire of the developer Evergrande Group is crumbling and could collapse; what chunk of the homebuilding industry might it take with it?

Beijing Blocks Blackstone, Backs Ant Consumer-Loans Breakout

The campaign against Big Tech continues in China, where Ant will likely have to carve out its consumer-loans business.

Biden Calls Xi for Clear-the-Air Chat, Their Second While in Office

The U.S. president wants to warm the air and reopen communication as U.S.-Chinese relations freeze and even climate talks stall.

Japanese Stocks Set to Get a Leadership Election Bounce

Japan's ruling party will elect a new leader, and therefore prime minister, by month's end, likely boosting Japanese equities even further.

China to Introduce Third Stock Exchange for Small, Midsize Companies

The Beijing Stock Exchange will link to the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, but how it will differ from past efforts to serve these businesses is unclear.

Softbank, Naspers Switch Focus from China to India

The largest tech investors in Asia and Africa are scouring India for prospects after souring on China.

Indian Shares Crest to All-Time High

After a punishing June quarter in terms of disease, the Indian economy is likely to post record numbers with business activity back above pre-pandemic levels.

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