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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.

SG Digest: MVL launches TADA taxi; Former minister invests in HydraX

The TADA taxi app allows commuters to book rides from taxi drivers who have registered with MVL. The company claims around 2,000 taxi drivers have registered with it so far. 


Hillhouse, Quan lead $93m Series B for US biopharma firm NextCure

New investors backing the round include Bay City Capital, Surveyor Capital, Ping An Ventures, Taiho Ventures LLC, ArrowMark Partners and NS Investment.


Thai petrochemical firm Indorama acquires 74% stake in Egypt’s Medco Plast

Middle East Glass Manufacturing (MEG) and the Samaha Family will retain 16 per cent and 10 per cent shareholding in Medco Plast after the transaction.


Singapore-based AGC Networks to acquire Black Box for $16.4m

AGC expects the merger to add over $600 million in annual revenue and 3,000 team members worldwide.


Thai property developer Chaopraya Mahanakorn eyes $22.74m via IPO

The firm intends to use the IPO proceeds for new condominium projects, acquiring land plots, loan repayment and working capital.


CapitaLand wins bid for Guangzhou mixed-use site worth $126.63m

CapitaLand holds 75-per cent stake in the development while the rest is held by an unrelated third party.


Thai petrochemical firm IRPC invests $19.4m in Chinese plastic trading platform

IRPC has also set up a joint venture with the Chinese firm in Thailand with a total registered capital of 120 million baht ($3.62 million).


China’s Linear Venture raises $142m

Linear Venture has collected RMB500 million ($72.53 million) for its RMB-denominated vehicle and $70 million for a US dollar-dominated vehicle.


Thailand’s Bumrungrad Hospital invests $3m in medical app iDoctor

Bumrungrad Hospital Pcl, a Thai listed private hospital, will pick up a 30% stake in Singapore-based medical app developer iDoctor Pte Ltd.


Warburg Pincus takes majority stake in Chinese baby products retailer Leyou.com

Over the past two years, Warburg has invested more than $1.1 billion in nine firms in the maternity and child consumption sector.