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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.

Thai logistics startup GIZTIX secures $1.65m Series A to speed up growth

GIZTIX marks Addventures’ first direct investment into a startup since it launched the fund this year.


China: Horizons Ventures backs Divergent 3D; Sequoia leads $30m round in retailer Letus

Divergent 3D has raised over $65 million in a Series B round led by Hong Kong’s O Luxe Holdings Limited.


Gulf Energy targets $733m raise in largest Thai corporate IPO this year

Its IPO will push the value of Thai IPOs this year to $1.72b, up from $1.61b in 2016.


China: Tencent, HNA Capital lead series A in Yunji; TuSimple secures $55m

China’s service robot market in 2016 is reported to reach RMB7.29 billion, up 44.6 per cent from the previous year.


Baidu, NIO leads $105m round in Chinese car-hailing startup Shouqi

This investment brings its total Series B funding to $193 million


Bangkok-based Digital Ventures invests in Finland’s IndoorAtlas

To date, it has secured $24.2 million from several investors including Baidu and Mobility Ventures. 


KKR’s Emerald Media leads $65m Series B round into Thai startup aCommerce

Existing investors Blue Sky, MDI Ventures and DKSH also joined the round.


Thailand’s VGI acquires 25% in Malaysian OOH firm for $3.2m

The deal is expected to be completed by February 2018.


Thailand: PTT divests entire stake in Star Petroleum Refining for $112.6m

It still owns significant stakes in Thai Oil, PTT Global Chemical and IRPC.


Thai-listed Sansiri acquires 50% stake in local property developer

Sansiri and U City plan to develop a premium condominium project on a plot of land in Bangkok.