By Jonathan Davies

China saw exports grow for the first time in three months in June.

Exports were up 2.1% to 1.17tn yuan ($187bn; £121bn) in June. But imports fell 6.7%, marking the eighth consecutive decline. It means China's trade surplus jumped 45% to 284.2bn yuan.

The world's second largest economy, China has seen economic growth dramatically impacted by a decline in exports over the past year. In the first quarter of the year, the Chinese economy grew by 7% - it's slowest quarterly growth for 25 years.

China's General Administration of Customs said the ongoing debt crisis in Greece was having a material impact on trade, with weaker demand, rising labour costs and a stronger currency.