CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

for the year ended 31 December 2011

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US$ million Note 2011 2010
Cash flows from operations 31a 11,498 9,924
Dividends from associates   344 255
Dividends from financial asset investments   59 30
Income tax paid   (2,539) (2,482)
Net cash inflows from operating activities   9,362 7,727
       
Cash flows from investing activities      
Purchase of property, plant and equipment 2 (6,203) (5,280)
Cash flows from derivatives related to capital expenditure 2 439 286
Investment in associates   (47) (519)
Purchase of financial asset investments   (16) (134)
Net repayment of loans granted   22 18
Interest received and other investment income   350 235
Disposal of subsidiaries, net of cash and cash equivalents disposed 32 514 2,539
Sale of interests in joint ventures 32 19 256
Repayment of capitalised loans by associates   4 33
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment   77 64
Other investing activities   (12) 32
Net cash used in investing activities   (4,853) (2,470)
       
Cash flows from financing activities      
Interest paid   (807) (837)
Cash flows from derivatives related to financing activities   226 217
Dividends paid to Company shareholders   (818) (302)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests   (1,404) (617)
Repayment of short term borrowings   (1,261) (2,338)
Net receipt of medium and long term borrowings   964 1,194
Movements in non-controlling interests   4,964 356
Sale of shares under employee share schemes   20 42
Purchase of shares by subsidiaries for employee share schemes (1)   (367) (106)
Other financing activities   (43) (9)
Net cash inflows from/(used in) financing activities   1,474 (2,400)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   5,983 2,857
       
Cash and cash equivalents at start of year 31c 6,460 3,319
Cash movements in the year   5,983 2,857
Effects of changes in foreign exchange rates   (711) 284
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year 31c 11,732 6,460
  • (1) Includes purchase of Kumba Iron Ore Limited and Anglo American Platinum Limited shares for their respective employee share schemes.