European shares close mostly green, but well off their best levels, dragged down by a weak U.S....

|By:, SA News Editor

European shares close mostly green, but well off their best levels, dragged down by a weak U.S. open. Stoxx 50 +0.6%, Germany +0.2%, France +1.2%, Italy +0.5%, Spain -0.1%, U.K. +0.2%. The euro -0.7% at $1.3053. Of greatest interest today is the apparent mounting of a challenge to the SNB's euro/franc exchange rate floor.