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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Watch These 6 Japanese Stocks Rise on Index Tide

Watch These 6 Japanese Stocks Rise on Index Tide

These high-flying Japanese companies will likely get a boost come August with the rebalancing of a key stock index.

6 Japanese Stocks Likely to Suffer Until August

6 Japanese Stocks Likely to Suffer Until August

The qualitative selection of stocks in the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 sets it apart from the Nikkei 225.

Hong Kong Stock Watchdog Slaps 4 Major Banks for Shoddy Work

Hong Kong Stock Watchdog Slaps 4 Major Banks for Shoddy Work

Hong Kong's securities regulator has fined Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Standard Chartered for lack of fact checking and due diligence in preparing stock offerings for now-liquidated China Forestry and still-suspended Tianhe Chemicals.

Asia Assesses Costs as Nations Bar Boeing's 737 Max From Airspace

Asia Assesses Costs as Nations Bar Boeing's 737 Max From Airspace

China, home to 22% of the 737 Max planes in operation so far, was the first nation to ground the plane.

A Pair Trade to Consider: Long Shanghai and Shenzhen, Short Seoul

A Pair Trade to Consider: Long Shanghai and Shenzhen, Short Seoul

With stock markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen rallying, investors should consider going long on Chinese equities while shorting Seoul stocks.

AirAsia Maverick Turns Venture Capitalist to Seed Southeast Asia

AirAsia Maverick Turns Venture Capitalist to Seed Southeast Asia

Flashy AirAsia co-founder Tony Fernandes is taking on Silicon Valley at its own game. Don't bet against a man who loves proving his detractors wrong.

Consider These 'Safe' ETFs as Ways to Capitalize on China's Record Tax Cut

Consider These 'Safe' ETFs as Ways to Capitalize on China's Record Tax Cut

U.S. investors can benefit from a big change in China's tax policy and other reforms by playing the A-shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Hedge Fund Elliott Combats Hyundai, and South Korea's Corporate Culture

Hedge Fund Elliott Combats Hyundai, and South Korea's Corporate Culture

Activist activity is unusual in South Korea, where essentially all the major companies are controlled by a handful of all-powerful chaebol conglomerates.

China's Bull Market Has Structural Support Despite Hanoi Scare on Trade

China's Bull Market Has Structural Support Despite Hanoi Scare on Trade

Investors can take MSCI's greater inclusion of Chinese stocks to the bank, and it provides strong support for China's stock rally. Trade-deal prospects look poor, though, after the failure in North Korea.

Vietnam a Fitting Summit Host With a Stock Market Worth Watching

Vietnam a Fitting Summit Host With a Stock Market Worth Watching

The powwow between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will soon be over, but the economic expansion in Southeast Asia's most-promising nation will continue.