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Charter flights from Germany to start next spring

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Charter flights from Germany to Guernsey will start next spring.

Tour company Globalis Erlebnisreisen will offer specialist Channel Island hopping packages, flying from sixteen German airports from April until October.

Visit Guernsey, which is tasked with promoting the island, has been working to secure the route for nearly two years.

BreakingGerman economy shrinks

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German GDP shrank by 0.1% in the second quarter, raising concerns that Europe's biggest economy could be heading for recession.

A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

Business sentiment darkens in Germany

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Ahead of Germany's second quarter GDP figures on Wednesday, research institute ZEW said that business sentiment among investors was worse than expected in August.

Its measure of optimism fell to -44.1 from -24.5 in July.

It blamed trade disputes and higher chances of a no-deal Brexit for a worsening outlook in Europe's biggest economy.

There is speculation that Germany could show a contraction in the second quarter, joining the UK which last week said GDP shrank by 0.2% between April and June.