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
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The Singapore market is improving as the government takes decisive action on Covid-19. If the city can't pull off a recovery, nowhere can.
The country hit first by the coronavirus export out of China has brought its outbreak under control -- and is maintaining its economy while curbing a health crisis.
The International Olympic Committee is under fierce pressure, having given itself a month before deciding on the date for the 2020 Games. What's the huge rush? The Games must go ahead somehow.
Fujifilm Holdings has a promising drug that seems to work in improving the outcome for coronavirus patients in China and Japan, though Avigan is a treatment not a cure.
There are country-specific reasons why Australia, India and Thailand are leading Asia's plunge, but the whole region is in recession, S&P correctly says.
Stimulus measures and government bans have opposing effects and are driving equity markets forward and back in unpredictable ways.
Shares in Chinese restaurant operators are not reflecting reality on the ground.
Asian stocks and currencies are suffering huge selloffs. Although governments are responding with supplementary budgets, they are too small to make much difference.