Alex Frew McMillan
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.
Recent Articles By The Author
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The company is closing ranks against unprecedented pressure from activist investors.
The completion of an antitrust investigation into China's dominant online marketplace removes a significant overhang from the stock.
Bids from Western venture capital investors for age-old Japanese names are only likely to increase.
The deal for Grab would involve U.S. tech venture capital firm Altimeter Capital Management.
The Korean conglomerate, once the world's third largest mobile phone maker, failed to find a buyer for its loss-making business.
The Hong Kong government wants to change public-record rules in a way that encourages fraud and abuse.
Nomura, Credit Suisse warn profits will take a hit after a client - reportedly Archegos Capital Management - missed margin payments.
Sudden internet anger over months-old comments about Xinjiang cotton benefits Chinese apparel makers.
Lies, damn lies, and statistics in the vaccine age, as Hong Kong and Macau stop administering the Pfizer/BioNTech drug.