Article Photos: Upbeat US survey helps stocks clamber off lows 1/4

A man looks at his watch while walking in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Asian stock markets rose Thursday as positive economic indicators and the nomination of a pro-stimulus Bank of Japan chief bolstered hopes for faster growth. The Nikkei 225 stock average closed at 11,559.36, up 2.7 percent. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)