Europe closes a volatile session sharply higher, regaining a good bit of yesterday's losses....

|By:, SA News Editor

Europe closes a volatile session sharply higher, regaining a good bit of yesterday's losses. Stoxx 50 +2.2%, Germany +2.9%, Italy +1.8%, Spain +1.7%, France +1.6%, U.K. +2%. French bank shares continue to decline, led by BNP Paribas -6.8%, as Bank of China halts foreign exchange swaps with the lenders.