Article Photos: Upbeat US survey helps stocks clamber off lows 2/4

A man walks past 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)