Alex 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

A Confused Asia Braces for Life Under Trump

A Confused Asia Braces for Life Under Trump

Will Trump be a dealmaker or a dealbreaker? Asian leaders and investors are struggling to predict what's going to happen once leadership is in his hand.

Head North to Buy Property in the Year of the Rooster

Head North to Buy Property in the Year of the Rooster

The "wind/water" forces of feng shui will shift with the Lunar New Year on Jan. 28. For property purchases and where to place yourself, that can only mean one direction.

Will the Stock Market Crow in the Year of the Rooster?

Will the Stock Market Crow in the Year of the Rooster?

It's almost Lunar New Year, setting in motion forces that will govern the sectors to outperform or fade over the next 12 months. Here's what to expect in the market.

Seven Japanese Stock Stars for 2017

Seven Japanese Stock Stars for 2017

The Japanese stock market enters the year on the back of a rally. With stock picking essential in 2017, Nomura identifies bullish industries and seven stocks to watch.

Record-Breaking Traveler John Kerry's Final Mission: Back To Vietnam

Record-Breaking Traveler John Kerry's Final Mission: Back To Vietnam

The most-traveled secretary of state in history visits a former enemy, now a key part of America's "pivot to Asia," in a trip unlikely to be duplicated under Trump.