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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 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.


Warburg Pincus acquiring majority stake in Chinese babycare retailer Leyou

Warburg had previously invested in China Kidswant, a maternity-infant-children specialty retailer, in 2012.


SoftBank Korea leads $9m funding in sports analytics startup Bepro11

SoftBank Ventures Korea itself invested $5.33 million while Altos Ventures and KT Investment joined the round.


Asia Digest: Clobotics raises $11m more in Series A; Huobi invests in OpenFinance Network

Crypto-currency exchange Huobi has made a strategic investment in US-based OpenFinance Network.


Thailand: Krungsri Finnovate invests in Japan’s SBI AI & Blockchain Fund

Krungsri Finnovate has directly invested in two fintech startups (Omise and Finnomena) and one proptech startup (Baania).


Taiwan’s instant booking app FunNow secures $5m Series A

The startup plans to use the proceeds to expand its operations in Hong Kong, Okinawa, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Osaka and Tokyo.


China’s truck hailing platform Manbang seeking $1b in new funding: Report

In April, Manbang scooped up $1.9 billion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund and China Reform Fund, making its valuation touch $6 billion.


Texas ERS approves $75m in commitments to two PE funds

Texas Employees Retirement System (ERS) has approved total commitments worth $75 million to KSL Capital Partners V and Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VII.


SFERS approves commitments to Hillhouse, DCM Ventures’ latest funds

San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) has approved capital commitments totalling $135 million to funds managed by Chinese investment firm Hillhouse Capital Management and Asia and US-focused DCM Ventures.


MEP Infra to divest stakes in six projects to Cube Highways for $65m

MEP, which started out as a toll management company, entered the construction business with the six projects.