Week in Review: April 13 – April 19

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This week at the Current we went on an adventure to India, revisited someplace we’ve been before, took a look at how US and Cuban relations were faring, celebrated a very important date, and more!



India was our Country of the Week. We looked at the long and diverse history of numerous empires and rulers, the British colonial period, and the state of India today as well as its enthralling culture. Read more HERE.

Check out our Travel Guide this week to help narrow down where to go on your Indian trip. From the magnificence of the Taj Mahal to the bustle of Mumbai, the country offers a wealth of different experiences that you’ll never forget. Read more HERE.

In our Currency Spotlight we looked at the very long history and value of the Indian rupee. Today, the rupee has even more importance as the economic clout of India continues to grow. Read more HERE.

Lastly, our innovators this week were largely based in the Indian city of Jaipur. Check out how dedicated doctors and volunteers are helping to make artificial limbs affordable and reliable in the developing world HERE.

Our Services: Foreign Exchange


We introduced a new type of post this week – Our Services. These will focus on the various services that Continental Currency Exchange offers our clients. We hope this will give you a clear picture of all the currency related matters we can help you with! This week, we focused on arguably our most important service – Foreign Exchange! We highlighted some of the benefits of coming to us, the variety of FX matters we can assist with, as well as some things to keep in mind before you come in. Read more HERE.

Happy 20th Oshawa!


This week was a very important date as our Oshawa branch celebrated its 20th anniversary. Thanks too all our dedicated staff and loyal clients over the long years, we couldn’t have reached this milestone without you! Hopefully you had a chance to make it out and join us for cake and coffee on Friday. Thanks for continuing to make us part of your community Oshawa. Here’s to the next 20 years! Find out more about what this means to us HERE. If you want to check out what the actual party was like, we’ve got some photos for you too HERE!

Normalizing Relations


After last week’s Summit of the Americas in Panama, we thought we’d take a look at the progress made in the negotiations between the US and Cuba. While the meeting between the two countries leaders was hugely historic, there’s still some roadblocks in the way of ending the embargo. Expect them to constantly be whittled down though! Almost right after we posted our story this week, Obama made clear his intention to remove Cuba from the list of terror sponsors. As you can see progress is being made quickly! Read more HERE.

Back to China


We’ve already taken a trip to China for our Country of the Week a while back, but we thought we’d take a bit of a longer look this week at one of the most fascinating country’s in the world. Check out our Travel Guide for some ideas on where to visit should you make to the other side of the globe. From the imposing Great Wall to the sheer size of Shanghai and all the way up to the heights of Tibet, China is a truly diverse and awe-inspiring country that is always worth a trip. Read more HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week France invested more in Renault, Hong Kong was on a high, the IMF issued a warning, and more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’ll close out our features on all the BRICS with the only one we haven’t been to 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.