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

How to Play Indian Equity ETFs Ahead of Modi's Likely Win

How to Play Indian Equity ETFs Ahead of Modi's Likely Win

Market-friendly Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to win a handy victory in India's election, with results due Thursday. Here's how to play Asia's most dynamic market into that announcement.

Betting Luckin Coffee's Luck Will Run Out

Betting Luckin Coffee's Luck Will Run Out

IPO investors might want to cash out on the big gains they've made on Luckin Coffee, the biggest listing of a Chinese company this year. Others shouldn't get in.

Hong Kong Sees First 'Enigma' Stock Fraud Charge of Many to Come

Hong Kong Sees First 'Enigma' Stock Fraud Charge of Many to Come

Hong Kong's corruption and stock watchdogs promise a tougher stance on rampant suspicious insider deals among small listings in the city.

2 Japanese Companies Stand to Benefit Shareholders by Lifting Their Defenses

2 Japanese Companies Stand to Benefit Shareholders by Lifting Their Defenses

A railway operator and a developer indicate corporate governance finally may be shifting in the favor of shareholders in Japan, with nice upside potential for the stocks as a result.

China's Stocks Return to Their Senses on Monday

China's Stocks Return to Their Senses on Monday

With trenches being dug in the trade war, there's a good chance Asian equities will drop 5% to 10% according to one observer.

Tariffs Hit China and Chinese Shares Soar: Here's Why

Tariffs Hit China and Chinese Shares Soar: Here's Why

China's stock markets dipped briefly into the red, then closed up almost 4% as trade taxes on $200 billion in goods rose to 25%. What's going on?

Chinese Stocks Have Yet to Reflect Seriousness of Trump's Tariff Threat

Chinese Stocks Have Yet to Reflect Seriousness of Trump's Tariff Threat

Because the news they access is filtered, Chinese investors have yet to factor in just how dangerously the trade talks now dangle.

Trump's Trade Hand Grenade Is a Buying Opportunity in Asia

Trump's Trade Hand Grenade Is a Buying Opportunity in Asia

Asian markets have tanked on Monday after Sunday's aggressive tweets from Donald Trump.

Macau Casino Operator Studio City Is in Play Due to Shareholder Bankruptcy

Macau Casino Operator Studio City Is in Play Due to Shareholder Bankruptcy

Are Studio City shares worth the gamble as U.S. distressed-debt hedge fund Silver Point and Oaktree enter bankruptcy over their holding?

Japan's New Emperor Vows Self-Improvement and Economic Prosperity

Japan's New Emperor Vows Self-Improvement and Economic Prosperity

With Japan's stock market having doubled under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will a new emperor see the progress continue?