Bush could deliver another market upswing

A TECHNICAL glitch on index provider Standard & Poor's computer system did not stop resource stocks rising to the occasion on the lead of firmer base metals, but towards the afternoon all eyes were on the United States awaiting the announcement of President George W. Bush’s rescue plan for the sub-prime fallout.

Traders were left in the dark this morning as Australian stock exchange indices decided to sleep in until noon, with dealing screens and the indices chart on the Australian Securities Exchange website