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, Basque Euzkadi, Span. País Vasco, autonomous community (2011 pop. 2,185,393), 2,793 sq mi (7,233 sq km), N Spain, S of the Bay of Biscay and bordering on France in the northeast, comprising the provinces of Araba/Álava, Gipuzkoa
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Bizkaia can be rated higher than the Spanish sovereign because of its financial and fiscal autonomy, as recognised by the Spanish Constitution, which mitigates sovereign unilateral interferences in the province's activities.
Bizkaia are bidding to erase the memory of their shock 81-77 reverse against Alicante in their opening match of the season, in which they threw away an eight-point lead in the final two minutes after taking their foot off the gas.
4 May 2010 - Spanish lender Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa said its profit in this year's first quarter inched up 0.2% in annual terms to EUR60.7m (USD79.3m).
In 2017, 22.2% of Bizkaia's population was over 65 years old (16.7% in 1998) and the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that he province's over-85 age group accounted for 3.8% of the total population, up from 1.6% in 1998.
The dispersed distribution of population in the province could also create pressure, albeit limited, on Bizkaia's spending, given the transfers that the administration has to make to small and medium municipalities.
The upgrade follows a recent similar action on the Spanish sovereign as Bizkaia's ratings are constrained by the sovereign's.
The ratings reflect Bizkaia's special status, strong socio-economic profile, proven ability to maintain stable operating performance, and solid debt coverage.
Barcelona/Milan/London: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Historical Territory of Bizkaia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'A' with Stable Outlook.