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
With interest in living in mainland China and Hong Kong plunging, other Asian destinations are drawing away expatriate talent.
Homebuyers are refusing to honor their mortgages in a movement that is snowballing in China, causing a headache for developers and mortgage-issuing banks.
With share prices having corrected sharply, companies such as TSMC and Samsung are now refusing to move lower, and even showing signs of a rebound.
The world's second-largest economy has been recovering since mid-May. But that progress is tentative, and is currently being set back by a quadrupling in Covid case counts.
With the yen testing ¥137 and stubbornly staying above ¥135 to the U.S. dollar, Japanese exporters will benefit from a currency-exchange boon to the bottom line.
Just don't call it a handover - Chinese President Xi Jinping has been on a whistle-stop tour of Hong Kong, which we're now told never belonged to the British.
Naspers and its investment-holding company Prosus will sell down their Tencent stake and buy their own shares, with both companies trading at big discounts to NAV.
After two years of strong buying, international investors are now dumping Indian stocks as they look to capture gains.
Poor market conditions and the uncertain status of Chinese tech listings cause the podcast market leader to put off its Hong Kong IPO.