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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

New Tech Index Tracks the Likes of Alibaba, Tencent in Hong Kong

The Hang Seng Tech Index monitors the performance of the 30-largest tech companies listed in Hong Kong.

Chinese Stocks Fall as Beijing Mulls Response to Houston Spy Allegations

Closing the Chinese consulate in Houston may lead to pressure on the consulate in San Francisco and will produce a calculated response from China.

China's Three Gorges Dam Buckles as Country Battles Floods

Parts of central China are experiencing rain to rival the massive flooding in 1998, leaving around one-third of China's farming output at risk.

China Market Propped Up as Insurers Allowed to Buy More Stock

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China's Growth Rebound: Look Under the Hood

The Q2 growth is growth, but the weakest growth on record.

Hong Kong Rightly Adjudged to Have Lost its Autonomy From China

The U.S. president has followed through on his promise to punish Beijing over its punitive treason law in Hong Kong.

Trump Administration Considers Plan to Break Hong Kong Dollar Peg

Could the Hong Kong dollar become unhinged against the U.S. dollar, a system in place since 1983?

Singapore Heads to the Polls With Virus Crisis Sweeping City State

The election's outcome is a foregone conclusion, but let's see how much backing Singaporeans give to their all-powerful government's Covid-19 response.

Chinese Stocks Surge Suspiciously on Back of Patriotic Retail Buying

Chinese authorities spread the word that they see a bull market rally as a patriotic act, but how long can they back leveraged retail punters?

China's Kingold Jewelry Allegedly Used Fake Gold to Secure Huge Loans

Lenders to the Nasdaq-listed jewelry maker reportedly have discoverd that 83 tons of gold used to borrow billions appear to be copper alloy bars.

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