Week in Review: August 10 – August 16

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This week at the Current we set off down south to the criminally overlooked country of Uruguay, sampled some of the country’s best food and drink, and more! As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.



Uruguay was our Country of the Week. We delved into its fascinating rise from a country picked at by foreign powers to one of the most stable and progressive countries in the world. Learn more HERE.

In our Travel Guide we covered some of the traditional and non-traditional sights and sounds of Uruguay. From the bustling streets of Montevideo and beaches of Punta del Este to the gaucho lifestyle of the plains, there’s a lot to love HERE.

Our Currency Spotlight shined a light on the Uruguayan peso. While inflation has been a problem for many years, the economy remains strong and the country looks well poised going into the future. Read more HERE.

Eat and Drink Like a Uruguayan


It’s not a trip to any country without sampling the best food and drink they have to offer. We stuffed ourselves with the unbelievable chivito – a sandwich you have to see to believe! To really complete our meal, we had to have something to drink however. So grab a gourd and a bombilla, and get yourself some mate! Eat HERE and drink HERE!


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world in Headlines. This week there’s growth in the eurozone, low oil prices, a possible housing bubble in Canada, and much more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re off to one of Europe’s most visited and renowned countries. 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.