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Cash Flow

Year ended 31 March 2013
US$m
2012
US$m
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 1,602 1,539
Interest paid (80) (79)
Interest received 12 22
Dividends received from associates 1 1
Tax paid (162) (107)
Net cash inflow from operating activities - continuing operations 1,373 1,376
Net cash inflow from operating activities - discontinued operations 64 2
Net cash inflow from operating activities 1,437 1,378
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (115) (84)
Purchase of other intangible assets (345) (369)
Sale of property, plant and equipment 1 3
Purchase of investments in associates (8) -
Purchase of available-for-sale financial assets - (1)
Disposal of available-for-sale financial assets - 12
Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired (38) (746)
Disposal of subsidiaries - continuing operations 5 -
Disposal of subsidiaries - discontinued operations (8) -
Net cash flows used in investing activities - continuing operations (508) (1,185)
Net cash flows used in investing activities - discontinued operations - (3)
Net cash flows used in investing activities (508) (1,188)
Cash flows from financing activities
Cash flows from employee share incentive plans:    
- proceeds from issue of ordinary shares 9 11
- other proceeds from vesting of share awards and exercise of share options 61 54
- purchase of own share by employee trusts (250) (232)
- other payments (4) (7)
Payments to acquire non-controlling interests (1,507) (12)
New borrowings 1,135 179
Repayment of borrowings (12) -
Capital element of finance lease rental payments (1) (4)
Net receipts from equity swaps - 5
Receipt from bank deposit - 14
Dividends paid (376) (361)
Net cash flows used in financing activities (945) (353)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents - continuing operations (16) (163)
Cash and cash equivalents at 1 April 254 408
Exchange and other movements in cost and cash equivalents (12) 9
Cash and cash equivalents at 31 March 226 254