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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Hindenburg Research alleges irregularities and overleveraging at the listed entities controlled by Adani Enterprises.
Similar to China's discouraging demographics released last week, Japan faces the big challenge of an ageing population that isn't replacing itself.
Japanese equities rallied and the yen suddenly sold off as punters who predicted the end of easy money in Japan had their fingers singed.
The price-hike fever that's been making consumers queasy appears to have broken in the Asia Pacific region's major economies.
Asian equities are at half-year highs, and appear set to proceed higher.
Ant Group's political rehabilitation appears complete, with a holding company restructuring that means Ma no longer dominates voting power.
Is Ant's two-year punishment by the Chinese government coming to an end? It certainly seems so.