Economic and Market Outlook 2023

February 7, 2023

Past Event Overview

As we begin the new year, it’s the perfect time to look ahead and see what 2023 may have in store. This session helped ASA Members get clear on market conditions, the trends set to shape the steel industry and the business decisions we make as a result this year.

Attendees heard the latest insights from Commonwealth Bank’s Kristina Clifton – Director International Economist and Currency Strategist. Kristina gave details about the economic outlook for the major economies globally, including Australia. She also explored the common themes to expect this 2023.

Key topics covered:

  • Easing of inflationary pressures
  • A potential end to central bank interest rate tightening cycles
  • Forecasts for key currencies
  • Outlook for commodity prices


Kristina Clifton

Kristina Clifton

Director International Economist and Currency Strategist, Commonwealth Bank

Kristina joined the Commonwealth Bank in 2016 as an economist responsible for analysing and communicating trends and developments in the Australian economy.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank, Kristina spent 10 years at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) analysing Australian and international financial markets and as a dealer in the domestic market operations section of the RBA.

Before this, Kristina worked for 2 years as a market economist at the NAB. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance (Hons) degree from Macquarie University.

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