18 Dec 18 - Tax Cuts Lift ASX | BHP Special Dividend Global markets sold off overnight as there was no relief for shares on Wall Street, with Tech stocks once again leading losses at the start of the final full trading week of 2018. President Donald Trump once again criticised the Federal Reserve for its current series of interest-rate increases, days before the US central bank is expected to hike up interest rates again.  Closer to home, the Australian federal government's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook (MYEFO) published on Monday showed the government will unveil about $9 billion of additional tax cuts between now and next year's election, and still achieve the narrowest cash deficit since the global financial crisis. A surge in mining industry profits and tax revenue have boosted Commonwealth coffers and allowed the Federal Government to forecast a bigger-than-expected surplus next year.   Stock in...