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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 SCG Packaging acquires majority stake in Malaysian firm for $26.5m

IPSB, the Malaysian firm, is a food-grade paper packaging company that serves global fast food restaurant chains.

Thailand Digest: Amata announces $157m investment; IRPC to close first acquisition

Amata will invest in land and infrastructure development for industrial parks in Vietnam and Thailand.

Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund leads $15.5m Series B in Space Cycle

Space Cycle, which operates six boutique fitness studios in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, plans to use the funding to expand in China.

Tencent joins $51m round of Canadian entertainment platform Wattpad

Other investors in the round include Canadian venture capital BDC, Kickstart Ventures, Peterson Group and existing investor Raine.

Quadrant PE buys majority stake in Australian sweet maker Darrell Lea for $160m

The Quinn family agreed to sell 80-90% stake in Darrell Lea to Quadrant.

Thailand: Jaymart’s venture arm targets raising $20m from ICO

The ICO proceeds will be used to develop a digital lending platform using blockchain technology for use by J Fintech, another Jaymart subsidiary.

Thailand’s Indorama to set up joint venture with South Korea’s Huvis in US

The 50:50 JV will develop and operate a low melting fibre (LMF) plant in the US.

Japan’s AOI TYO Holdings commits $5m to Spiral Ventures Asia Fund I

Spiral Ventures is raising $50 million for its first fund, which is expected to close this year.

Thai property portal ZmyHome raises $400k from KK Fund

With the latest funding, the company will expand its platform to cover other users, including banks and foreign owners.

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

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