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Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 1000 GMT: Many around the stadium are standing and singing along, some with fists in the air. "Long live" rings around the stadium as the crowds hail Mandela's legacy. 0952 GMT: South African President Jacob Zuma and his entourage enters the stadium to cheers. 0945 GMT: AFP's Charlotte Plantive tells us Mandela's widow Graca Machel and ex-wife Winnie have met at the stadium and shared a long hug, both in black mourning clothes.
Growth in China's industrial production slowed in November but retail sales expanded at a faster pace, official figures showed Tuesday, painting a mixed picture of the world's second-largest economy. "Today’s data could be either market-neutral or slightly positive," Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Lu Ting, Zhi Xiaojia and others wrote in a report. Separately, an industry group announced Tuesday that auto sales in China, the world's largest car market, rose 14.1 percent year-on-year to a record high in November. Citing solid demand for passenger vehicles, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said in a statement that a total of 2.04 million vehicles were sold in China last month.