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Week in Review: March 30 – April 5

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This week at the Current we; explored Portugal, highlighted some very inspirational innovators from Nigeria, celebrated Easter, and checked out the latest Headlines.

Portugal

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Portugal was our Country of the Week. We tracked its history from Moorish rule to one of the first global empires. Read more HERE.

Despite its sunny beaches, warm culture and fascinating history Portugal is one of the least visited countries in western Europe. So this week we decided to find out what everyone has been missing out on with our Travel Guide.  Read more HERE.

Complimenting our Travel Guide, we also looked at Southern Portugal’s Top 5 Beaches and Northern Portugal’s Top 5 monuments.

Continental Innovators

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Periodically at the Current we acknowledge inventive, outside-of-the-box thinkers from around the world who inspire us. Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy yet many people go without power. Worse, some resort to dangerous gas powered generators which churn out poisonous fumes. Four Nigerian girls from Lagos came up with a novel solution: a urine powered generator. Find out how they did it and read more HERE.

Easter

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Easter is one of the worlds most popular holidays. While many of us in Canada associate Easter with chocolate, Easter Egg hunts and the Easter Bunny, these aren’t the only ways people celebrate. This week we checked out these 5 Easter Traditions Around the World HERE.

Headlines

Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world. This week, the Kraft and Heinz merger, the eurozones recovery, a deal between Ukraine and Russia, and Canada’s trade deficit shrinks in February. Read more HERE.

April Fools!

Of course, April 1st fell on last Wednesday and we did our best to try to trick our readers, but it seems everyone was just a bit too sharp for us! No one bought our article Breaking News: GMU Approved which detailed the supposed beginning of a new global currency. If you’d like to revisit the article click HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re crossing back over the Atlantic to another Portuguese speaking country. 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.