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Separate figures showed the country's trade deficit narrowed slightly but was bigger than forecasts. Industrial output climbed 0.4 percent on the month in October, slowing from a 0.9 percent rise in September when production bounced back from a weak August, the Office for National Statistics said. Manufacturing, the biggest component of industrial output, also rose 0.4 percent on the month, in line with forecasts.
Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) - 0932 GMT: Some of the VIP guests are now being announced to the crowd in the stadium. Big cheer for Raul Castro, President of Cuba, as he is presented -- also for members of the Mandela family. 0924 GMT: Supermodel Naomi Campbell is among those reportedly present to remember Mandela today. "Nelson Mandela has stood as a figure of strength, hope, freedom, selflessness and love, and I join everyone across the world in mourning his passing," she said.