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EUROPEAN BOURSES ON THE BACKFOOT AHEAD OF THE OPEN (0633 GMT)
Nigel Green, CEO of deVere Group, wrote that Trump's State of the Union speech markets was unlikely to move markets given that "there were no major surprises for investors", like declaring a state of emergency to fund the Wall or a trade breakthrough with China.
"As such, the markets will pretty much carry on as before", he reckoned.
In Asia, stocks were subdued on Wednesday after the speech.