Perth house prices have risen just 6 per cent since mid-2012, compared with 80 per cent in Sydney and 60 per cent in Melbourne, according to HSBC.

Rates rise could stymie state’s recovery

As welcome as Western Australia’s reawakening economy is for the business sector, there could be a shock in the offing from east coast policymakers if the Reserve Bank of Australia points the interest rate needle north in an effort to cool the overheated housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne.


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Total Shareholder Return as at 30/06/16

1 year TSR5 year TSR
399thANZ Banking Group9%14%
513thCommonwealth Bank-7%14%
722 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


5th-Commonwealth Bank$27,005.0m
8th↓ANZ Banking Group$21,071.0m
77 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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