Greece's creditor powers have delayed talks over reducing the country's debt mountain for fear of emboldening anti-austerity forces in the southern Mediterranean, its finance minister has claimed. Telegraph 10 November Euclid Tsakalotos said EU lenders would not discuss the question of Greece's debt burden, which stands at pc of GDP, until after the Spanish elections are held in the new year. In debt sustainability analysis carried out by body, it has suggested Greece may need a full moratorium on payments for 30 years to finally end its reliance on international rescues. Grekiska banker skyldiga 1.
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Yet in the 15th century Northern European merchants had to send their mathematically gifted sons to Italy to learn how to accomplish these feats. Arabic numerals were not yet in wide use, and German universities weren't the place to find out about the arcane arts of multiplication and avdelning. So who has more number smarts, the present-day self-styled innumerate or the mathematically gifted German student from five hundred years ago? Brian Butterworth, a cognitive psychologist who has done much work on the neural and cognitive bases of mathematical thinking, says it's a tie. The thesis of The Mathematical Brain is quite simple. The left parietal lobe of the brain contains certain specialised circuits, which Butterworth terms the Number Module, that enable all of us to recognise small numbers automatically, to match up the elements of small collections of objects, and to tell which of them is the larger.