Global trade wars hurt export growth

Greek exports rose 2.2 percent to 16.82 billion euros in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, data from the country's independent statistics authority ELSTAT show.
This represents a slowdown in growth compared to previous years.
More worryingly, in June 2019 alone, exports dropped 9 percent, to 2.76 billion, compared to June 2018.

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Southwestern Iran

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook an area in southwestern Iran, according to a national seismological centre, quoted by the Associated Press.

The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Cheram in the provinces of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, about 544 km southwest of the capital Tehran.

Light tremors were also felt around Kuwait.