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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 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.

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Recent Articles By The Author

China to Introduce Third Stock Exchange for Small, Midsize Companies

The Beijing Stock Exchange will link to the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, but how it will differ from past efforts to serve these businesses is unclear.

Softbank, Naspers Switch Focus from China to India

The largest tech investors in Asia and Africa are scouring India for prospects after souring on China.

Indian Shares Crest to All-Time High

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U.S. Smart Money Scours Aussie, New Zealand Transport Sector

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Are Those Who Invest in China Missing the Biggest Risk?

Shareholders in Chinese Big Tech may be breathing a sigh of relief, but troubles in the property sector could indicate worse market conditions are on the way.

Taiwan Administers First Home-Made Vaccine

Watch Medigen stock, as the Taiwanese president becomes one of the first citizens of the island nation to roll up her sleeve.

China Passes Personal Data Protection Law, Sends Tech South Again

Chinese tech stocks have nearly halved in value in the last six months, with President Xi Jinping suggesting "excessively high incomes" need redistribution.

Chinese Tech Shares Drop on New Rules to Prevent Data, Consumer Abuse

Big Tech in China will not be allowed to use algorithms to sway customer behavior and must end practices that stop traffic heading to competitor sites and apps.

Taliban's Afghan Takeover Spills Over to Asian Neighbors

Pakistan, India and China are the regional economies that are most directly affected by the instability in Afghanistan.

Hong Kong, East Asia's Financial Hub, Shrinks Amid Brain Drain

Record numbers of Hong Kongers are emigrating, reducing the city's population by almost 3% in just 18 months.

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