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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

Adani Companies Plunge Under Hindenburg Attack, Hurting Secondary Sale Attempt

Retail investors may baulk now they are being offered Adani Enterprises shares at a range well above their current trading price.

Adani Group, Run by Asia's Richest Man, Hit by Short Seller's Report

Hindenburg Research alleges irregularities and overleveraging at the listed entities controlled by Adani Enterprises.

Japanese Leader Opens Parliament With Pledge to Spark Birth Rate

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Welcoming the Water Rabbit at Lunar New Year

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Traders Get It Wrong With Central Bank Call in Japan

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Inflation in Asia at a Peak, Spelling Calmer Winds Ahead

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A 2023 Resolution to Rebalance With an Asian Allocation?

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Jack Ma Surrenders Control of Ant Group, Causing Alibaba Shares to Bounce

Ant Group's political rehabilitation appears complete, with a holding company restructuring that means Ma no longer dominates voting power.

Reign of 'King Dollar' to End in 2023

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Alibaba Spinoff Ant Group Wins Key Regulatory Nod for Consumer Loan Business

Is Ant's two-year punishment by the Chinese government coming to an end? It certainly seems so.

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