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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. This may be the first time US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, whose countries are historic Cold War-era foes, have found themselves in the same place. 0938 GMT: Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie, from whom he separated in 1992 after his release from prison, has arrived to loud cheers.
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.