Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK's economic power was down to it being the "most networked country" in the world.
Mr Cameron was addressing business leaders from across the globe at a business conference in Glasgow as part of the build-up to the 2014 Games.
"I think we do punch above our weight in the world and I think that's to do with industry, entrepreneurship, it's to do with the English language, our position in the world, the fact that we've got these great universities, great businesses, the science base, there's a good list of advantages we have," he said.
He reiterated that the UK was a member of the EU, the G8, the G20, the Commonwealth, Nato, and a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
He added: "And of course being a United Kingdom, being a collection of countries, that together can work together again helps us punch above our weight."
Pop princess Kylie stole the show as she closed what has been dubbed the 'best ever' Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Jamaican sprinter said the only negative at the Commonwealth Games was the weather, as he hailed the "brilliant" event in Glasgow.
Pop princess Kylie will be top of the bill tonight as the Commonwealth Games comes to a close.