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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.

CI, Junfa JV to develop property in Thailand

Thailand’s listed property developer Charn Issara Development Plc (CI) and China’s major real estate developer Junfa Real Estate Company Limited have announced the formation  of a joint venture company called Issara Junfa Company Limited for developing a real estate project in the south of Thailand. Issara Junfa has a registered capital… Read more »

Thailand SEC approves $1.7b JAS Infra fund

The office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today approved the establishment of the long-delayed Jasmine Broadband Internet Infrastructure Fund (JASIF), with an approximate size between 55 billion baht – 57.75 billion baht ($1.69 billion-$1.77 billion). JASIF’s proceeds will be used to invest in fiber-optic cable, developed and managed by… Read more »

CP, ITOCHU co-invest $10.4b in CITIC

Charoen Phokphand Group (CP) and ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU), two leading conglomerates in Asia, agreed to invest in China’s largest conglomerate CITIC Limited through a 50:50 joint investment vehicle, Chia Tai Bright Investment Company Limited (CT Bright). The company’s statement cited that this proposed strategic investment comprises two transactions with a… Read more »

Thailand’s UAC takes over APC for $22.33m

  UAC Global Plc (UAC), a SET-listed trading company supplying wide range of chemicals and equipment to energy and petrochemical industries has announced that it will be establishing a subsidiary – UAC Advance Polymer and Chemicals – to take over chemical manufacturer and distributor Advance Polymer and Chemical (APC), for… Read more »

Live Nation to form JV in Thailand

US-based Live Nation Entertainment Inc is forming a new company with leading Thai entertainment company BEC-Tero Entertainment Public Co Ltd, to promote international concerts in Thailand, reported LA Biz. The joint venture company will be called Live Nation BEC-Tero Ltd, led by Neil Thompson, who has spent over 22 years… Read more »

Thailand’s CGD plans REIT in Q1

SET-listed Country Group Development Plc (CGD) is planning to set up a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the first quarter of the current year, and plans to acquire domestic, as well as foreign assets from the the funds raised through it. The planned REIT will acquire the Anchorage Point Data Centre in London… Read more »

Thai adhesive maker plans IPO next year

Selic Corp Company, a basic adhesives manufacturer, today appointed Asset Pro Management to be its financial advisor for listing on the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI) in 2016. Selic’s managing director Ek Suwatthanaphim said that the company plans to submit the filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the last quarter… Read more »

Thailand’s IVL withdraws Turkey acquisition

Indorama Ventures Pcl (IVL), an integrated polyester product maker listed in Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), has withdrawn from the sale and purchase agreement with Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding AŞ to acquire 51 per cent of SASA Polyester Sanayi AŞ (SASA) in Turkey. IVL’s secretary Souvik Roy Chowdhury informed the… Read more »

Thailand’s UWC enters renewable energy biz

Thailand-based Ua Withya Plc (UWC), a listed manufacturer and trader of industrial equipment, is to spend 22 million baht ($0.67 million) on acquiring a 55 per cent stake in Oscar Save The World Company, an operator of 9.9 megawatt biomass power plant. The Board of Capital Engineering Network (CEN), a major… Read more »

Thailand’s CYBER to invest in Japanese realty

Cyberplanet Interactive Plc (CYBER), Thailand’s listed investment holding in real estate and power industry, is exploring the possibility of developing a property project in Niseko city in Hokkaido, Japan, a top executive in the company told reporters. After having done a survey in many cities in Japan, it found that… Read more »