People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013. World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday follow

 

              People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013. World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday follow
People walk past an electronic board showing the Nikkei 225 index, outside a securities company in Tokyo, Thursday, March 7, 2013. World stock markets were mostly higher Thursday following Wall Street's eye-popping performance this week. Japan's Nikkei 225 index had its highest close in four years. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)