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Visitors cast their shadows on the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, prior to a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2012 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Visitors cast their shadows on the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, prior to a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2012 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Visitors cast their shadows on the logo of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, prior to a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2012 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Specialist trader Paul Cosentino (L) gives a price just before the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Specialist trader Paul Cosentino (L) gives a price just before the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Specialist trader Paul Cosentino (L) gives a price just before the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
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A woman looks at an electronic board showing Japan's stock price index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A woman looks at an electronic board showing Japan's stock price index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A woman looks at an electronic board showing Japan's stock price index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Remote/Lizza David (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Remote/Lizza David (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Remote/Lizza David (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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Electronic information boards display market information at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Electronic information boards display market information at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Electronic information boards display market information at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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People look at a stock index board outside a brokerage in Tokyo January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People look at a stock index board outside a brokerage in Tokyo January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People look at a stock index board outside a brokerage in Tokyo January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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The WIG20 index is seen reflected in clocks showing the time of the different cities in the world at the Warsaw Stock Exchange January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The WIG20 index is seen reflected in clocks showing the time of the different cities in the world at the Warsaw Stock Exchange January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The WIG20 index is seen reflected in clocks showing the time of the different cities in the world at the Warsaw Stock Exchange January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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