Ms. Liao is a senior vice president and China economist based in the Hong Kong office. She is responsible for crafting the firm’s outlook for the Chinese economy and monetary policy, and identifying key regional macro risks and investment trends. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2020, she was the senior China economist at J.P. Morgan for three years. Previously, she served as the China economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2013–2016, where she helped formulate the IMF’s view on China macroeconomics and policies. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. She has 14 years of investment and financial services experience and holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University.
18 April 2023
EM as a whole stands to potentially benefit from China’s post-pandemic economic reopening, with differentiation among individual countries as global trade allegiances shift.
17 March 2023
China’s central government puts high-quality growth as top priority, along with continued support for business and opening-up.
08 February 2023
As the COVID-19 recovery continues, we expect Asia’s growth-inflation dynamics to diverge from the rest of the world, led by China’s long-awaited economic reopening.
05 December 2022
China’s introduction of comprehensive support for its real estate sector could provide some cyclical relief amidst longer-term headwinds, but new COVID-19 waves cloud the outlook.
03 November 2022
Stability, security and self-reliance were overarching themes from China’s twice-a-decade leadership reshuffle. With few details disclosed on near-term supporting policies, we remain cautious on the Chinese market.
01 September 2022
Economic and financial ties between the world's two biggest economies are increasingly fraying. We discuss the long-term outlook and implications for investors.
26 July 2022
Renewed growth in China’s manufacturing activity, coupled with softening developed market demand, should ease some supply-side pressures – but several other inflation risks remain prevalent.
13 April 2022
While Beijing has set an ambitious growth target this year with a generous fiscal stimulus plan, new COVID-19 waves are adding to mounting headwinds amid a slowing global economy.
27 January 2022
Active management appears especially important during this fast-moving cycle when dislocations are likely and capturing resulting opportunities can be key to producing alpha.
11 November 2021
While the recent energy crisis has disrupted China’s economy, we do not expect a significant drag on growth.
06 October 2021
China’s regulatory crackdown focuses on specific sectors. Market volatility will likely be temporary, and long-run prospects for active investors remain robust.
27 July 2021
China expected to boost demand for some commodities as it transitions to a carbon-neutral economy.
08 July 2021
The supply-demand imbalance should ease as spending on services outpaces demand for consumer goods in developed markets.
18 May 2021
Pro-competition policies aim to foster healthy development in the tech industry.
05 March 2021
China’s economy should see a soft landing as stimulus is reduced, but the drag on global growth may place a burden on developed economies to keep stimulus taps open for longer.
27 January 2021
We are constructive on the macroeconomic picture in Asia as the global economy gradually recovers.