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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

Chinese Shares Rise on Promise of Infrastructure Spending and Pension Support

Asian shares fell across the region except in mainland China, where official pronouncements drove heavy-industry stocks higher.

Beijing's Covid Outbreak Sends Chinese Stocks South

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Southeast Asia's largest economy is going strong and offers a contrast to lockdown-battered China.

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Chinese Lockdown Extends to More People Than the Entire U.S. Population

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GoTo, the Go-To Investment for Southeast Asia, Makes Its Public Debut

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JD.com Founder Joins Ranks of Chinese Entrepreneurs Who Step Down

Richard Liu will still control the voting power of JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce site.

Asia's Most Exciting New Stock Offering

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Chinese Regulators Move to Allow Chinese Listings to Remain on U.S. Markets

The stock watchdog in China is circulating new rules that would let Chinese companies listed overseas to share audit data, a sticking point for the SEC.

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