Central securities depositories in Germany, Spain, Australia, Brazil and South Africa have launched a forum to address concerns that regulations will lead to a global capital crunch. "Different markets have different needs and a truly global liquidity management solution needs to factor in these differences while still catering to the globally operating banks. It is our objective that the Liquidity Alliance will deliver an efficient value proposition for the worldwide industry enriched by local know-how and experience," says Peter Hiom of ASX Group.

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