Week in Review: August 31 – September 6

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This week at the Current we finished up our prolonged trip through the British Isles by visiting Northern Ireland, learned what sets the UK apart from Great Britain, and more! As always, catch up on what you missed with our Week in Review.

Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland was our Country of the Week. We explored the contentious history of this fascinating land as well as discussed the mix between Catholic and Protestant culture. Read more HERE

Our Travel Guide focused on the wealth of sights packed into this small country. From exciting cities to unmatched natural beauty (especially on the coast), it’s not hard to see why Northern Ireland is becoming a popular travel destination. Get our guide HERE

With our Currency Spotlight we returned to the pound for what may well be the last time. As it remains one of the world’s most important currencies, it’s a good one to understand. Read more HERE.

What is the UK?


Ever wonder what sets the UK apart from Great Britain? What about Great Britain and just Britain? Well that’s why we thought we’d clear it all up for you. Here you can get the ins and outs of the situation so you can finally answer the question, “what is the UK?” Read more HERE.

Football and Castles


With the soccer season starting around Europe last month, we figured this was the perfect time to revisit some of the most iconic stadiums. Check out our top 11 – from Brazil to England – HERE.


To close out our final visit to the British Isles (for now at least), we took a look back at some of the coolest castles found within.  From one’s still in use to ancient ruins, you can find them all HERE.


Every week we round up the biggest business stories from around the world in Headlines. This week there are more jobs in the USA, uncertainty in China, and much more HERE.

Looking Ahead

Next week we’re heading back to the Low 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.