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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

Avoid These Stocks as India's Economy Experiences Crunch

The world's fastest-growing major nation has suddenly seen growth lurch lower. That's putting households, farmers and companies off big-ticket purchases such as vehicles.

The NBA Scores on China Decision and Has the Clout to Press Back

How many companies would follow the NBA's principled examples on Hong Kong free expression vs. China profits?

Hong Kong's Leader Forced to Give State of the Union Speech in Video Exile

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has tried to resolve Hong Kong's political firefight with 220 bullet points of economic sweeteners while doing nothing to solve its political crisis.

China's Silence Makes It Clear There's No Trade Deal at All

Stock markets have rallied on the "Phase 1" agreement reached with China, but the optimism is misplaced, with no mention of any trade deal whatsoever from the Chinese side.

Asia Pacific's Top-Performing Market Is a Kiwi Surprise

New Zealand is the top-performing stock market in the Asia Pacific region and provides a hideaway if equities continue to sink.

Finally Some Merited Action Against China's 'Cultural Genocide'

Let's hope the blacklisting of eight companies supplying surveillance equipment to the Chinese state is not just another chip on the U.S.-China trade negotiating table.

Why Anti-Mask Law in Hong Kong Should Terrify Overseas Investors

Hong Kongers are moving their money offshore, fast, as the unpopular Lam administration digs deeper into its foxhole by deploying a colonial-era emergency ordinance.

Asian REITs Post Growth Returns Despite Their Value Dependability

Investors looking for Asian real estate exposure can get both equity gains and yield from Asia-focused REITs.

Potential Ways the U.S. Could Target Chinese Listings

The White House has issued assurances that it is not about to delist Chinese companies from U.S. markets, but it wouldn't be a stretch to see state-owned enterprises come under fire.

China Braces for Market Scrutiny as It Celebrates 70 Years of Communist Rule

The capitalism vs. Communism battle playing out on the streets of Hong Kong is now coming to Wall Street.

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