Pedestrians are reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo on March 8, 2013. Japan's share prices rose 251.03 points to close at 12,219.11 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Pedestrians are reflected on a share prices board in Tokyo on March 8, 2013. Japan's share prices rose 251.03 points to close at 12,219.11 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. - 
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit yet another all-time high -- and the world is following suit. Global shares are at their highest level since June of 2008, thanks to strong market performance in France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan.

The BBC's Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to take stock of markets around the world.

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