The central bank of Bahrain is selling $15 billion in bonds. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Bahrain refused to process bids by Qatari investors for its largest-ever bond offering after cutting ties with the gas-rich Gulf state in June, according to two people familiar with the matter.Doha-based companies that submitted bids for Bahrain's $3 billion debt sale last week weren't given allocations because the island state, along with other Gulf economies, are cutting their financial exposure to Qatar, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. Bahrain last week completed a three-tranche issue after receiving bids worth $15 billion. Citigroup declined to comment, while JPMorgan, BNP, Gulf International and National Bank of Bahrain didn't respond to emails.
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