Week in Review: April 20 – April 26

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This week at the Current we got our Russian visa, celebrated Earth Day, learned about the history of money, and more.



Russia was our Country of the Week. We looked at the fascinating history from the Tsars to the Revolution and through the Cold War. With a proud heritage and rich culture, there is plenty to discover about this vast country. Read more HERE.

In our Travel Guide we highlighted some of the choice destinations in Russia. It’s not an easy country to visit but if you can, you’ll experience a one of a kind adventure – from the cities to the wilderness. Read more HERE.

With our Currency Spotlight, we took a look at the long and ever-evolving history of the Russian ruble. While the ruble has suffered as of late, it remains a hugely important currency as long as Russian economic influence is felt around the world. Read more HERE.

Happy Earth Day


Earth Day was this past Wednesday, and we definitely got into the spirit over here. As part of Continental Green, staff from all our branches were out cleaning up our community and planting trees! Thanks to everyone who came out to help make the earth a little greener! Read more HERE.

If you’re interested in the origins and purpose of Earth Day, we delved into that as well. Check out how the holiday started, what it means, as well as some interesting facts you may not have known! Read more HERE.

FX101: The History of Money


We had another FX101 for you this week. This time we took a step back (a big one) and looked at the history of money. Starting from the times of bartering and going all the way up to credit and debit cards – money has certainly come a long way. Find out who the first to use coins were, who invented paper money, how gold has played a part, and much more! Read more HERE.

Currency Spotlight: Renminbi


We went back to China again this week, this time to highlight the renminbi – the currency of mainland China. As one of the first countries to use currency, the history goes back a long way. Today, China is one of the two most economically important countries in the world, and knowing the ins and outs of the renminbi and Chinese economy is hugely important. Find out more HERE.

Continental’s Countries


We also put together a new database this week – Continental’s Countries. Get all of our Country of the Week profiles, Travel Guides, and Currency Spotlights in one place. Keep checking back, we’ll be adding a new country every week! You can always access this page from the sidebar, so it’s easy to stay up to date. See more HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week Canadian houses are overpriced, the Turkish lira reaches a record low, a power struggle in Volkswagen’s upper echelon, and much more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’ll be heading to a beautiful country in former Yugoslavia. Beyond that, look for more of the great stories you’ve come to expect!

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