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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

The Top Economy in East Asia May Surprise You

Pandemic trends for work and play are driving stock gains in surprising places, most notably in Taiwan.

Chinese Conglomerate HNA Group Slumps Into Bankruptcy

The parent of Hainan Airlines is looking to restructure its debts and shed non-core subsidiaries after coming under government control.

Will Lunar New Year Once Again Spread Covid-19 Far and Wide?

Chinese authorities expect 60% less travel over the Lunar New Year this year compared with pre-Covid times.

India Sees Day of Conflict With Farmers and Chinese Troops

Republic Day is a day of celebration in India, but descended into chaos as farmers marched on the capital; meanwhile, a border dispute wears on.

Debt-Laden Chinese Electric Car Company Shares Soar

Property developer China Evergrande has seen shares in its electric car unit skyrocket before it enters commercial production.

Vaping Company First Major Chinese Listing on U.S. Markets This Year

The maker of the RELX brand of vape pens and e-cigarettes - the market leader in China - hopes to take the company global.

A Virus-Plagued Rat Year Ends, and China Starts Afresh

It's exactly a year since the virus first locked down Hong Kong. What have we learnt since then?

World's Third-Largest Smartphone Maker Added to U.S. Military Blacklist

Xiaomi shares plunged in Hong Kong trade Friday after the Department of Defense said the mobile-phone maker is part of China's 'military-civil fusion'.

Yuan's Rally Approaches Double Digits, Easing Washington Tensions

The Chinese currency has long been a point of complaint for the U.S., and its continued strength removes a distraction for incoming President Biden.

U.S. Banks Delist Hong Kong Derivatives Linked to Chinese Military

GS, JPM and MS are removing products from the Hong Kong exchange derived from companies deemed to have ties to the Chinese military.

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