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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

Political Pressure Dents Chinese Stocks in December

It has been a bad start to the month for stocks in China, with the roaring Seoul stock market now outperforming Chinese shares.

U.S. Prepares Fresh Salvo of Sanctions on Hong Kong

The State Department and White House are set to sanction more than a dozen Chinese and Hong Kong officials for violating citizen rights.

Pending Law Covering Foreign Company U.S. Listings Isn't Discriminatory

An act to improve the accounting compliance of foreign U.S.-listed companies doesn't mention China, and doesn't need to.

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Sets Hong Kong Top-Up Record

Xiaomi last quarter replaced Apple as the world's No. 3 smartphone seller, but mostly it wants to eat Huawei Technologies' lunch.

Aussie Wine Producers Pay Price of China Trade War

China has rendered Australian wine impossible to sell with punishing import duties, leaving wine stranded in Chinese ports.

Chinese E-Commerce Giant JD.com to List Health Unit in Hong Kong

China's second-largest e-commerce operator is spinning off its online pharmacy and health clinic JD Health in a $3.4 billion IPO.

Hong Kong-Singapore Travel Bubble Bursts Before It Begins

Expensive mutual travel was set to start Sunday, and will be a deal watched by the travel industry worldwide if it does indeed begin.

Asia's Worst-Performing Stock Market Suddenly Becomes Its Best

The stock market in the Philippines has surged by one-fifth in just over a month amid reasons for optimism.

Defaults for State-Owned Enterprises Set to Boom in China

A coal miner owned by a Chinese province defaulted on a billion-yuan bond a month after it won government backing. That spells trouble.

United States Notable by its Absence in Pan-Asian Trade Pact

The RCEP, which covers one-third of the world's population and economy, agreed on terms that China helped design.

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