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
SEC Clears Path for Chinese Companies Such as Alibaba to Remain on Wall Street
The SEC's accounting arm said it's confident it has secured "complete access" to the books of U.S.-listed Chinese companies.
Loss-Making Paytm Vows to Buy Back Shares in Face of Stock Selloff
India's largest-ever public offering at the time of its listing, Paytm has seen its share price perform horribly. Will this vote of confidence turn things around?
Railroading of Publisher Jimmy Lai Shows You Can't Expect Justice in Hong Kong
In an Al Capone-style conviction, the publisher of Hong Kong's biggest tabloid is sentenced to nearly six years in prison for violating a lease.
Will Thai Stocks Be Southeast Asia's Stars Next Year?
A solid consumer market and a strengthening economy suggest solid Thailand is set to outperform in 2023.
China to Let Covid Cases Quarantine at Home in Major Policy Change
The November export and import figures were dismal in China, where the government appears to have unofficially decided the zero-Covid policy must go.
Chinese Stocks Surge in Hong Kong With Hints of Reopening
Investors continue to buy on tiny signs that China is easing up on its zero-Covid stance, but newly relaxed rules have yet to be put to the test.
Japan's World Cup Soccer Victory Sees Sports Stock Boost
It was a generally down day for Japanese stocks, but soccer fans woke with a rising sun and a smile.
Jiang Zemin's Death Overshadows Jack Ma's Tokyo Residency
The day's initial focus was on the Alibaba entrepreneur's extended stay in Japan before word broke that China's former president has died at 96.
Deadly Fire Sparks Covid-Rule Demonstrations Across China
Chinese stocks moved lower Monday as protestors demand an end to harsh anti-Covid measures -- and, in Shanghai, the end of Communist rule.
Emerging Markets Set to Outperform in 2023: Here's Where to Look
These are the emerging markets to target next year, with EM growth set to easily outrun that of the recession-bound developed world.