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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

Asian Stocks Wrap Up Their Worst Month Since the Pandemic's Onset

September has been a ragged time for mega-caps in particular, with Hong Kong and South Korea especially hard hit.

Growth in Rest of Asia Expected to Outpace China for First Time in 22 Years

The World Bank says other Asian nations that face risks to growth for now are buoyed by exports and higher commodity prices.

Macau Casino Stocks Are Big Gainers With Promise of Mainland Tours

The leader of the Macau government says the city will welcome tour groups from mainland China for the first time in almost three years. It's part of the pattern of easing travel in East Asia.

Asia Opens Back Up to Travel - Finally

Hong Kong and Taiwan declare an end to the mandatory hotel quarantine, while Japan reopens to all travelers.

Australia's Central Bank Says It Is Bust

After the Australian fiscal year ended in June, the Reserve Bank of Australia marked its bond holdings to market - wiping out all its reserves.

Mourning the Queen and the City in Hong Kong

On the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, Hong Kong ponders what it means to live under Beijing instead of British rule.

U.S. Inspections of Chinese Listings Due to Start Next Week

With inspectors winging their way to Hong Kong, the first test will come on a deal to allow SEC access to the books of Chinese companies listed on Wall Street.

Asian Equities Protected From Worst of U.S. Selloff

Markets in Asia moved lower but it was far from the bloodbath on Wall Street, with Asian currencies the main indicator of economic weakness.

Chinese President Xi Jinping to Meet Russia's Putin on First Post-Covid Trip

It will be Xi's first trip outside China in almost 1,000 days.

Mild Inflation Sends Hong Kong and China Shares Higher

Chinese stocks broke a streak of downward pressure, but property developers face a troubled economy where 'only the fittest can survive.'

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