PNG and Alaskan-focused firm Oil Search is embarking on a $1.16 billion capital raising to withstand an prolonged period of low oil prices.
Flight Centre is tapping investors for $700 million and plumbing firm Reece $600 million to help keep them afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.
Caltex Australia will bring forward and extend the shutdown of its Lytton refinery as the coronavirus pandemic puts pressure on demand.
Jobs website Seek has postponed its dividend and is allowing customers to forgo monthly spending obligations to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.
US stocks have closed more than 1.5 per cent lower after the release of a jobs report that showed that 701,000 jobs were lost in March.
The Australian share market has given up its early gains and closed down 1.7 per cent but still had the best weekly performance since 2011.
Retail spending rose by a better than expected 0.5 per cent in February as people stocked up on essential items ahead of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The contactless card PIN limit has been doubled to $200 for an initial three-month period in a move designed to prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
Slater + Gordon has filed a class action lawsuit against Treasury Wine Estates, saying the winemaker breached its continuous disclosure obligations.
ASIC said it is aware some real estate agents are advising tenants who are unable to pay their rent to consider dipping into their superannuation.
Mining company Rio Tinto has declared force majeure after a magnitude 5.7 quake affected operations at its copper mine and smelter in Utah.
Santos shareholders have criticised the oil and gas producer over its controversial coal seam gas proposal for Narrabri during its annual general meeting.
The federal government will issue around $5 billion in new bonds every week as it ramps up spending to deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian stocks have closed 2% lower, but with a huge COVID-19 death toll projected in the US, one analyst noted the losses could have been much worse
The Australian dollar has fallen one per cent from it's overnight high, in volatile trade as investors show their nervousness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commonwealth Bank has announced it will make a one-time payment to all customers who are receiving a home loan deferral because of the coronavirus.