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
Five Chinese megacities are restricting movement once again, with no end to the Covid business cycle in sight.
Securities regulators on both sides agreed to a framework for U.S. inspectors to scrutinize Chinese-company books. Will what reads well on paper function properly in practice?
Asian stocks are near two-year lows, faring worse this year than their U.S. and European counterparts, with further ground to give.
Hong Kong would become the fulcrum in a system to keep Chinese companies listed on U.S. markets.
Japan's PM says his country should get back in the nuclear power generation game - a necessary step for greener energy and power self-sufficiency.
The demand for A/C in places like Chengdu and Chongqing is causing the authorities to curb electricity supply to green-energy firms, solar-panel makers and more.
The factors driving climate change are not easily quantified, or reflected in short-term market moves, though their long-term effects are pretty clear.
The tortoise of Japan may be far behind the hare in the West, but Tokyo is pacing itself for steady multiyear growth.
Poor July numbers erase hopes of a strong second half to the year, where lockdowns and the 'zero-Covid' policy have undermined confidence and activity.
Since the introduction of a detested National Security Law, more than 200,000 Hong Kongers have left, taking their wealth and skills with them.