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Cameron hunts for business in Brazil

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Reuters

British Prime Minister David Cameron finished his tour of Brazil on Friday (September 29), seeking business opportunities in the South American nation.

He was greeted by President Dilma Rousseff in the capital, where the leaders urged a stronger partnership in investment and trade.

With executives from UK companies in tow, Cameron said there was money to be made in Brazil as it prepares to host two major sporting events.

SOUNDBITE: PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING (English):

"British business is drawing on their unique experience on delivering in London to do the same for Rio. So, 22 British companies have already won contracts worth 70 million pounds for the World Cup the Olympics, and I've brought over fifty of Britain's top businesses here today to put them in the fast lane for projects that could be worth up to 250 million pounds."

Brazil overtook Britain last year to become the world's sixth largest economy.