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Grass greener on other side of Mekong for Thai fund manager

Atikrai Chatikavanij's US$200m Ton Poh fund is increasingly targeting Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Mr Atikrai made his first foray beyond Thailand last year, buying a 5 per cent stake in Vietnam's Cotec Construction Joint-Stock Co.


FACED with what he sees as a prolonged slowdown at home, Thai fund manager Atikrai Chatikavanij is embracing his favourite investment analogy as he looks across the Mekong river to greener but riskier pastures.

Mr Atikrai is increasingly targeting Thailand's poorer but fast