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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

Japan's Economy Sicker Than Expected and Before Any Virus Effect

The world's third-largest economy is likely to now be in recession, and Japanese investors have sensibly switched into defensive sectors and low-volatility stocks.

Screen Time Surges in China as Coronavirus Spreads - And Apps Are the Winners

Smartphone apps and their operators win as screen time among Chinese customers climbs 20% while the nation finds itself under lockdown.

Trading Strategies If the Coronavirus Abates

Here are 3 trading ideas if February does represent the high-point for daily death and infection rates from the Wuhan virus.

'Parasite' and 'Contagion': Must-Watch Movies and China Investment Themes

Here in greater China, we are staying home and binge-watching dramas, ordering everything we can online. 'Parasite's' best-movie Oscar is a victory for Asia at a time it's looking for winners.

Wuhan Virus Doctor's Death Demonstrates Leadership Downfall

Investors should continue to be suspicious of any rally in Asian shares, and beware false dawns from official Chinese figures that the WARS epidemic is under control.

A Two-Day Rally in Chinese Markets That Can't Be Believed

Investors in Asia appear to be clinging to the hopes of stimulus flooding China's markets. But with one-third of WARS cases outside the epicenter, the new coronavirus threatens to get out of control.

Chinese Stocks Plummet as Retail Investors Run Scared

Hong Kong stocks surprisingly advanced a bit on Monday, but many stocks in mainland markets sold off by the 10% maximum.

WARS Hits 'Red Alert' Status and Surpasses SARS

The Wuhan coronavirus has now infected more people than SARS ever did. The WHO's designation of a global public-health 'concern' helps, but China finds itself increasingly isolated.

Casinos, Airlines Tumble as Hong Kong Stocks Resume in Punishing Fashion

The coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan has hit Hong Kong stocks hard as they resume trade. We won't know the impact on mainland listings until next week at the earliest.

China Delays Date for Financial Markets to Resume as Coronavirus Fear Spreads

Hong Kong is blocking citizens of Hubei Province from entry as the WARS epidemic of a novel coronavirus threatens to get out of hand.

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