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Consolidated cash flow statement

for the year ended 31 March

  Notes 2013
US$m
2012
US$m
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 27a 5,554 5,237
Interest received   468 516
Interest paid   (1,238) (923)
Tax paid   (683) (893)
Net cash generated from operating activities 27b 4,101 3,937
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (1,335) (1,473)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   30 116
Purchase of intangible assets   (144) (166)
Proceeds from sale of intangible assets   4
Purchase of available for sale investments   (1)
Proceeds from disposal of available for sale investments   5 2
Proceeds from disposal of associates   21 205
Proceeds from disposal of businesses (net of cash disposed)   57 (23)
Acquisition of businesses (net of cash acquired)   (6) (10,951)
Investments in joint ventures   (272) (288)
Investments in associates   (23) (52)
Repayment of investments by associates   14
Dividends received from joint ventures 13 886 896
Dividends received from associates   113 120
Dividends received from other investments   1 1
Net cash used in investing activities   (663) (11,600)
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from the issue of shares 25 102 96
Proceeds from the issue of shares in subsidiaries to non-controlling interests   36 107
Purchase of own shares for share trusts 26a (53) (52)
Purchase of shares from non-controlling interests   (27)
Proceeds from borrowings   2,318 19,000
Repayment of borrowings   (2,878) (10,139)
Proceeds from associate in relation to loan participation deposit 17 100
Capital element of finance lease payments   (6) (5)
Net cash payments on net investment hedges   (5) (52)
Dividends paid to shareholders of the parent 9 (1,517) (1,324)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests   (131) (109)
Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities   (2,034) 7,495
Net cash (outflow)/inflow from operating, investing and financing activities   1,404 (168)  
Effects of exchange rate changes   (51) (39)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   1,353 (207)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April   606 813
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March 27c 1,959 606

Note: The notes on pages 93 to 164 of our 2013 Annual Report are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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