Week in Review: April 6 – April 12

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This week at the Current we took a trip down south to Brazil, counted down some of the most iconic soccer stadiums around the globe, looked at some ways Continental’s been helping you save, and more!



Brazil was our Country of the Week. We looked at how it went from a Portuguese colony to one of the most important countries in the Americas. Read more HERE.

Brazil is renowned worldwide for its beaches and nightlife. To help you figure out where to get started, we narrowed it down to some of the premier destinations in the country with our Travel Guide. Find out where to go HERE.

Lastly, we took a look at the Brazilian real in our Currency Spotlight. Since it was introduced in 1994, the real has undergone many ups and downs. Find out more about the currency’s history and present value HERE.

More Than Just Savings


We took a step back this week and looked at some of the reasons Continental has gotten to where it is today. From our money saving rates and services to convenient locations, we’ve been the local leader in foreign exchange for the last 28 years. Most off all, we’d like to thank our professional staff and loyal clients – without whom none of this would have been possible! Read more HERE.

We also took a look at 10 on 10. On the 10th of the month, we offer $10 money transfers to almost anywhere in the world! Come in to your nearest branch to see what everyone is talking about. Read more HERE.

Gangnam Style Sells Stocks

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The stock market can be fickle, often changing drastically at a moments notice. This week we took a look at how the video for Gangnam Style affected seemingly unrelated stock prices. That wasn’t the only unique market mover we uncovered in this piece. Find out more interesting ways in which stock prices can change HERE.

11 of the Most Iconic Soccer Stadiums


For anyone who loves the beautiful game, this one is for you. From Mexico City to Manchester, we took a look at 11 of the most iconic soccer stadiums in the world. These cathedrals of sport have played host to some of soccer’s defining moments for over a century. Take a globe trotting adventure with us to uncover what stadiums stand above the rest as icons in the game HERE.

Remembering Vimy


This past Thursday was also the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We took a look back at this conflict from the First World War as well as discussing what it meant for Canadian identity. We also explored the most notable features of the impressive memorial that sits on the ridge today. It’s absolutely a trip every Canadian should make at least once. Read more HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week there were new jobs in Canada, the euro kept dropping, GE downsized, Shell made a big move, and more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading on one of the two BRICS we haven’t visited yet. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

Remember to follow the Current for all the latest on Continental Currency, travel, business and more. But if you do miss anything, check in every Sunday for our Week in Review and stay informed, stay Current.