Most Asian share indices gained today led by a rally in financial shares after regulators in the US eased some rules for big banks. The regulations will make it easier for banks to make large investments in funds such as venture capital funds.Bank stocks also rose after the Federal Reserve in its annual stress tests released on Thursday said US banks are strong enough to withstand the COVID-19 crisis, but restricted dividend payouts and buybacks to make sure they stay that way.The focus remains on the growing tally of coronavirus infections globally.Investors' were concerned as rising COVID-19 cases could stall efforts to reopen businesses and ease restrictions on social activities, slowing the pace of the economic rebound.In the US, Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday halted his state's phased economic reopening in response to a jump in COVID-19 infections, while several states on Wednesday ordered new quarantines for some travelers.Investors will keenly monitor developments in the relations between the US and China--the world's two largest economies. On Thursday, the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill by unanimous consent that would put sanctions on Chinese officials who erode Hong Kong's limited autonomy from Beijing, as well as the banks and firms that do business with them.