Global Markets Update: Wall Street set for gains as tech earnings impress

Netflix among the US companies that reported forecast-beating earnings so far this quarter

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A number of stocks have extended their gains as an onslaught of positive earnings from technology companies reinforced the picture of a broadly robust corporate sector.

Netflix rallied to 10 per cent in premarket trading after subscriber numbers surpassed expectations, adding to the list of US companies that have reported forecast-beating earnings so far this quarter.

Futures on the Nasdaq 100 rose about 0.7 per cent, lifted by a rally across chipmakers and other tech ...