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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

Are Chinese Shares Set for a Bull Run?

Last year's top-performing stock market worldwide has been a disappointment since setting an all-time high in February. Could it have just turned?

Is Hong Kong Safe for International Investors?

An increasingly large number of Hong Kongers want to move away from the city, for good.

Foxconn, Huawei Lead Asian Tech Charge Into Smart Cars

Two of Asia's leading smartphone makers expand their focus to form joint ventures creating smart-car systems.

Asia's Top-Performing Market Produces World's Worst Selloff

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A Unicorn With Two Horns? Gojek, Tokopedia to Merge

The largest-ever merger in Indonesian history will combine the country's two best-known online brands.

Alibaba Shares Drop on First Operating Loss as a Public Company

The e-commerce giant is spending heavily on bulk buying, a risky strategy on the fiercest battlefield in China's Internet space.

China's 1.41 Billion Population: Overwhelmingly Urban, and Growing Old

The 'Chinese dream' is proving elusive given the country's graying population, where the birth rate of 1.30 is one of the lowest in the world.

Bidding War Drives Share Jump for Australia's Largest Casino Company

Crown Resorts has competing bids from Blackstone, Oaktree Capital and Australia's second-largest casino company, Star.

Chinese Tech Stocks Plunge on Tighter Access to U.S. Markets

Chinese companies looking to list overseas are contending with pressure from U.S. and Chinese regulators, with it impossible to satisfy both.

Electric-Car Battery Maker Now Hong Kong's Richest Person

Physicist Zeng Yuqun has ridden a 169% jump in shares of the electric-battery maker he founded to top spot on the Hong Kong rich list.

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