An attempt to push positive for the day fails in Europe, which closes down sharply. Stoxx 50...

|By:, SA News Editor

An attempt to push positive for the day fails in Europe, which closes down sharply. Stoxx 50 -2.2%, Germany -1.9%, Spain -2.4%, Italy -2.3%, France -1.8%. The U.K. is again the (relatively) teflon market, off just 1%. Two things about the U.K.: The FTSE100 is relatively highly weighted to mining shares, and the BoE isn't shy about easy money.