Nissan's decision to manufacture a new model at its Sunderland plant is "a huge vote of confidence" in the UK, according to the Vice-President of UK Manufacturing Kevin Fitzpatrick.
He told the BBC: "This will put the plant under 24-hour running so it is a big boost."
He did not reveal any details about the new model except that it would be a "c-type hatchback" and would aim to compete with cars like the Ford Focus.
The Prime Minister said he would agree to a suspension of sanctions against Burma during a historic visit to the former colony
The democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi lived in the UK before becoming the head of the Burmese opposition movement.
Early this morning David Cameron will set foot in a country no British Prime Minister has visited for more than six decades.