Alex Frew McMillan has spent more than two decades as a business reporter, feature writer and editor. McMillan has worked for CNN, as a business reporter, and Reuters, as the Asia real-estate correspondent. As a freelancer, he has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes and CNBC.Expand

He lives in Hong Kong and reports on the Asia Pacific region, from India east to Japan and south to Australia.Collapse

In a marked contrast to their quest for risk last year, when India and Indonesia rated top in attractiveness, institutional investors are searching out safe real estate in Asia -- with another camp questing for stable emerging markets.
The decision by a Blackstone fund to buy 10% of Logicor shows how much the Chinese government values its relationship with the world's largest private equity investor.
Check out the stocks of these landlords and developers if you're looking to play the world's most-expensive office markets - 70% of which are in Asia.
As the country with the oldest median population (apart from one anomaly), Japan is at the forefront of the advance into how to use technology to handle the boom in medical care that ageing brings.
Investors should watch for the boom in winter tourism out of Asia, China in particular, with overseas resort acquisitions ever-more common.
Investors beware. A former top Hong Kong official's arrest for alleged bribery and money laundering at the United Nations is a sign of things to come as U.S. authorities crack down on international corruption.
The United States is likely to slap harsh trade duties on imports of solar panels, even though U.S. manufacturers are wildly uncompetitive. Beijing, as a result, welcomes Justin Trudeau with open arms.
Toray Industries this week acknowledged falsifying product-quality data, but it is only the latest company in Japan to stub its toe in a big way.
The United States risks kicking off a trade war with China over its decision to initiate a "dumping" claim against Chinese aluminum producers without the industry asking it to do so.
Chinese stocks have sold off rapidly since early last week, a reaction to government reforms in a market where policy can change overnight. Investors need to watch this momentum-driven market for short-term weakness.

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