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Cashflow statement

for the years ended 31 March


Consolidated cash flow statement for the year ended 31 March
  Notes 2014
US$m
2013
US$m
Cash flows from operating activities      
Cash generated from operations 27a 5,770 5,554
Interest received   365 468
Interest paid   (1,108) (1,238)
Tax paid   (1,596) (683)
Net cash generated from operating activities 27b 3,431 4,101
Cash flows from investing activities      
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (1,401) (1,335)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment   70 30
Purchase of intangible assets   (84) (144)
Proceeds from sale of intangible assets   4
Purchase of available for sale investments   (1)
Proceeds from disposal of available for sale investments   5
Proceeds from disposal of associates   21
Proceeds from disposal of businesses (net of cash disposed)   88 57
Acquisition of businesses (net of cash acquired)   (39) (6)
Investments in joint ventures   (188) (272)
Investments in associates   (199) (23)
Dividends received from joint ventures 13 903 886
Dividends received from associates 14 224 113
Dividends received from other investments   1 1
Net cash used in investing activities   (626) (663)
Cash flows from financing activities      
Proceeds from the issue of shares   88 102
Proceeds from the issue of shares in subsidiaries to non-controlling interests   20 36
Purchase of own shares for share trusts 26a (79) (53)
Purchase of shares from non-controlling interests   (5)
Proceeds from borrowings   2,285 2,318
Repayment of borrowings   (3,829) (2,878)
Proceeds from associate in relation to loan participation deposit 17 100
Capital element of finance lease payments   (9) (6)
Net cash receipts/(payments) on derivative financial instruments   (288) (5)
Dividends paid to shareholders of the parent 9 (1,640) (1,517)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests   (194) (131)
Net cash used in financing activities   (2,835) (2,034)
Net cash (outflow)/inflow from operating, investing and financing activities   (30) 1,404
Effects of exchange rate changes   (61) (51)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents   (91) 1,353
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April   1,959 606
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March 27c 1,868 1,959

The notes on pages 99 to 161 are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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