By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - As UK Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable’s week-long visit to Brazil concluded in Rio on Friday, the new Coalition Government’s intentions towards the country could not be clearer. UK business is to be encouraged to take the reins and help foster a new model in Anglo-Brazilian relations, with the comforting and potentially highly lucrative backdrop of an Olympic handover to help pave the way.

Relations between the two countries have, Dr Cable admitted, been “at a low level”. With little shared history, insignificant bilateral trade . . .

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