Europe closes sharply higher for the 3rd consecutive day, with the ECB's announcement giving an...

|By:, SA News Editor

Europe closes sharply higher for the 3rd consecutive day, with the ECB's announcement giving an extra afternoon boost. Stoxx 50 +3.5%, Germany +3.1%, Spain +3.7%, Italy +3.4%, France +3.3%, U.K. +2.1%. The euro +0.7% at $1.3854.