Europe closes on the lows, buffeted by a rumored downgrade of France and no signs the ECB is...

|By:, SA News Editor

Europe closes on the lows, buffeted by a rumored downgrade of France and no signs the ECB is getting ready to implement QE. Stoxx 50 -2.2%, Germany -1.6%, France -3.1%, Italy -2.5%, Spain -1.6%, U.K. -2%. Euro -0.5% at $1.2972.