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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 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

China's Two Sessions to Set Growth Target, Strengthen Xi's Hand

The annual meeting of the Chinese legislature coincides with a once-in-five-years reshuffle of the cabinet, as President Xi Jinping seeks to bring the bureaucracy under his direct control.

Hong Kong Mask-Free After Almost 1,000 Days

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China Renaissance Confirms Missing Financier Is Part of Investigation

Top tech financier Bao Fan has been missing for over 10 days, with the company he founded confirming he's been detained for questioning.

First Words From the Bank of Japan's Chief-To-Be

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Hong Kong Budget for 'Happy Hong Kong' Fails to Make Markets Smile

The frenzied recent rally in Hong Kong stocks after two terrible years is losing its legs, with little to spur the market in the city's newly announced budget.

Top Tech Financier Goes Missing in China, Spooking Sector

Is China about to get tough on Big Tech again? The disappearance of investment banker Bao Fan raises that prospect.

Temporary Tizzy Passes for Japan as Traders Wait for Central Bank Hearings

BOJ governor-in-waiting Kazuo Ueda will explain himself to parliament later this month, hearings that could set the tone for his tenure.

Traders Shocked as Academic Set to Head Japan's Central Bank

Economist Kazuo Ueda would be the first BOJ Governor not to come from the central bank itself or the finance ministry.

Circling Hawks Cause Asian Investors to Fret

Even an "immaculate soft landing" in the United States may not be good news for Asian stocks, which face a range of pressures.

Adani Shares Stabilize on Earnings, Early Debt Payment

Flagship Adani Enterprises saw its shares climb 23.1% today, while other group companies generally advanced.

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