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HONG KONG, Sep 14 (Reuters) Asian stocks listed on Wall Street <.BKAS> climbed 0.3 percent after a broker upgrade of U.S. investment banks helped lift financial shares such as HSBC, while record high oil prices kept energy names buoyed.

HSBC Holdings <0005.HK> climbed 1.0 percent, South Korea's top lender Kookmin Bank <060000.KS> added 1.5 percent and oil and gas producer PetroChina <0857.HK> gained 0.8 percent.

Shares in U.S. investment banks including Lehman Brothers firmed on Thursday after a Bernstein Research analyst said their values had fallen to a 10-year low, helping lift U.S. markets. [ID:nN13359642] MSCI's measure of Asia Pacific stocks excluding Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> advanced 0.5 percent on Thursday to a 1-{ month closing high and looked set to end higher for a fourth straight week.

It has risen 20 percent from a five-month trough plumbed on Aug. 17 and was just 4.6 percent below the July 24 life high.

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