The Bundesbank said the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic risked pushing the German economy into a technical recession before staging a recovery from the second quarter.
After gross domestic product shrank by 0.7 percent in the last quarter of 2021, overall economic output could again sink noticeably in the first quarter of 2022, before picking up speed again in the spring.
Pandemic restrictions were mostly to blame for the drop. A recession is technically defined as two consecutive quarters of economic contraction.
The government of the Dominican Republic has begun building a wall along its border with Haiti in an effort to stop irregular migration as well as the smuggling of weapons, drugs and goods.
The wall will eventually cover almost half of the 392-kilometre (244-mile) border with Haiti, its only land neighbour.
Amid a rise in gang violence and political deadlock over the holding of elections, many Haitians have been crossing the border into the Dominican Republic without documentation in search of work in agriculture or in the construction industry.
JalanKalrock consortium, the promoters of Jet Airways, have appointed VipulaGunatilleka as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the airline.
Prior to joining SriLankan Airlines, Mr Gunatilleka was the CFO and board member of TAAG Angola Airlines from November 2015 to July 2018 under Emirates Management.
Mr Gunatilleka is known for his astute knowledge in aircraft financing, strategic planning, cost-efficient business modelling and openness to adopt hybrid models to keep business costs low and efficiency high.