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
September has been a ragged time for mega-caps in particular, with Hong Kong and South Korea especially hard hit.
The World Bank says other Asian nations that face risks to growth for now are buoyed by exports and higher commodity prices.
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.
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.
Markets in Asia moved lower but it was far from the bloodbath on Wall Street, with Asian currencies the main indicator of economic weakness.
It will be Xi's first trip outside China in almost 1,000 days.
Chinese stocks broke a streak of downward pressure, but property developers face a troubled economy where 'only the fittest can survive.'