It was a day dominated by February's Exchequer retail figures, the EU summit and the IMF. Here are Friday's top business stories.
**The latest exchequer retail figures** for February show a fiscal deficit of €2.07 billion compared to €1.95 billion a year earlier. The figures also show that the tax take rose sharply.(http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/Motoring+fines+down%2C+capital+gains+up/id/19410615-5218-4f50-feb8-74f389411969)
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