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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

Temasek's Gains Remind Investors of China's Profit Potential

Strong performance has pushed the Singapore state investor's assets to record levels. But its cross-border scope is increasingly difficult to maintain.

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Chinese Authorities Broaden Battle on Overseas Listings Beyond Didi

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China Blocks Didi, Two Other U.S. IPOs From Signing New Customers

Ride-hailing app Didi is among three Chinese companies recently listed on U.S. markets that are being prevented from signing up new users by China's Internet regulator.

China Celebrates the Centenary of Communism, Wondering What Might Have Been

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Chinese Ride Hailing App Didi to Debut in Long-Anticipated IPO

With backing from some of tech's heaviest hitters, Didi or "beep beep" joins Dingdong in going public this week.

Black Rain Washes Over Hong Kong, Forcing Trading Suspension

The downpour is an appropriate metaphor for the mood in Hong Kong as China preps to celebrate 100 years since the Communist Party's founding.

Investors Exert Unprecedented Power to Topple Chairman at Toshiba

It's an unheard-of event in corporate Japan.

Australia Fires WTO Complaint Over Wine at China

Public perceptions of China are at an all-time low in Australia, while on trade the country is lodging its second WTO complaint over Chinese tariffs.

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