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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.

Japan’s JR Kyushu buys Bangkok apartment complex for $90m

The project is the first major investment in Thailand by JR Kyushu.

China: CICC leads $95m funding round in Hupu Sports

This round reportedly brings the company’s valuation over $1 billion, making it China’s latest unicorn. 

Thailand Digest: DEPA to launch $6.2m fund; BIZ to set up cancer hospital via JV

The new DEPA fund will support the business expansion of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises in the country.

AdAsia Holdings sets up holding company, launches two new platforms

All three firms, AdAsia Holdings, TalentMind and CastingAsia, will be under the umbrella of AnyMind Group.

Dalmore Capital to raise $203m from Korean investors for UK infra fund

South Korea’s Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA) will commit around 70 billion won ($65 million) to the blind-pool fund.

Japan: J-Star Co acquires majority stake in nightlife operator Section Eight

Along with the investment, Takayuki Yasuda, a former CEO for Komeda Co, has joined as a board member of Section Eight.

Grey Mountain Partners to acquire Brambles’ recycled pallet biz in US for $115m

CHEP Recycled supplies and recycles over 90 million, primarily whitewood, pallets annually in the US and Canada.

Vietnam: MobiFone to divest SeABank and TPBank shares in Feb auction

If successful, MobiFone expects to pocket at least VND400 billion ($17.6 million) from the auctions based on the starting price. 

Exclusive: SG-based job matching portal GrabJobs to raise $3.75m Series A by mid-2018

GrabJobs plans to use the funds to double its team size in existing markets and fuel expansion to other Southeast Asian countries.

Thailand Digest: Mitsubishi partners Betagro for poultry processing; VGI to form media services JV

Mitsubishi and Betagro will set up a poultry processing plant in Thailand with a total investment of 6 billion yen ($53.2 million).