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Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul is the Thailand correspondent for DEALSTREETASIA. She has worked as a journalist and fixer for international media organizations for 8 years.

During 2006, her final year as a journalism student at Thammasat University, she won two Young Journalist Awards as well as a scholarship to a training course at BBC World Headquarter in London. Once she came back, she started her career as a business reporter at The Nation, a leading English-language newspaper in Thailand, where she worked for four years and covered the government’s economic policies and corporates.

In order to enhance her business experience and broaden her journalism skills, she took a Master Degree in Business Administration (English Program) at Chulalongkorn University. She also became a freelance journalist, writer and fixer for local and international media organizations, including The Associated Press, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio (USA) and Vanity Fair.

She has covered a variety of lifestyle and travel stories as well as events of significant social, economic and political change. Recent examples include field producing for APTN during Bangkok’s 2014 red shirt political protests and subsequent coup.

Away from work, she is fond of traveling and trekking.

Thailand Digest: IVL to seal $1b deals soon; Huawei investing $21.6m in cloud service

Indorama Ventures Pcl expects to close three deals worth around $1 billion by this year end. Huawei Technologies to launch public cloud services in Thailand.


Thai-listed IT firm VCOM to buy out I-Secure for $6m

The move will enable Vintcom to expand into IT and network security business.


Thailand: CPN buys out listed property developer GLAND for $616m

Following the tender offer, CPN will delist GLAND from the Thai bourse.


Singapore’s Centurion Corp to buy S Korea’s Benikea Hotel for $12m

This marks the SGX-listed firm’s entry into North Asia.


Logistics startup aCommerce mulls IPO outing by 2020, eyes profits in key markets

To date, aCommerce has received a total of $96.5 million in investment from industry leaders such as KKR’s Emerald Media, BlueSky, DKSH, Inspire Ventures, Sinarmas and NTT Docomo.


China Digest: Orchid Asia leads SoYoung round; Baidu Video snags $100m

Beijing-based marketplace for plastic surgery SoYoung has raised its Series E round while Baidu Video has snagged a funding of $100 million.


China’s online healthcare platform Jianke secures $130m Series B, led by GTJA

Jianke has invested and developed a number of physical and ‘Internet’ hospitals in China as well as formed partnerships with healthcare giants


Thailand’s Digital Ventures joins AI-based asset manager Pagaya’s $14m series B round

The Series-B funding will help the firm to further develop its proprietary algorithm to enter new data-rich asset classes.


Thailand’s SHREIT to invest $177m in two hotels in ASEAN

The deals will raise its assets under management to 10 billion baht, making it the country’s largest hotel REIT so far.


Thai retail giant Central to invest $500m in Vietnam expansion

The retail major is looking at establishing 720 stores in Vietnam by 2022, almost thrice the current 250 stores, according to Thai media reports.