Technology stocks have been battered by a batch of weaker-than-forecast earnings from heavyweights such as Apple
, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet. Apple
slumped for a seventh session a day after Carl Icahn said he cashed out his stake in the company. The group capped its for the worst month since August.The benchmark equity index had rebounded as much as 15 per cent from a 22-month low in February, though the rally faltered this week amid corporate earnings disappointments.