Financial Highlights

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows

(All amounts in RMB millions)

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  Six months ended 30 June
  Note 2018 2019
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 3 51,362 42,647
Income tax paid   (457) (292)
Net cash inflow from operating activities 3 50,905 42,355
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (24,780) (23,773)
Other cash flows arising from investing activities (908) (3,282)
Net cash outflow from investing activities   (25,688) (27,055)
Cash flows from financing activities
Capital element of lease rentals paid 3 (4,614)
Dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company 21 (1,591) (4,100)
Other cash flows arising from financing activities (18,485) (9,146)
Net cash outflow from financing activities 3 (20,076) (17,860)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 5,141 (2,560)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 32,836 30,060
Effect of changes in foreign exchange rate 16 4
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 37,993 27,504
Analysis of the balances of cash and cash equivalents:
Cash balances 1
Bank balances 37,992 27,504
    37,993 27,504

Note: The Group has initially applied IFRS/HKFRS 16 at 1 January 2019 using the modified retrospective approach. Under this approach, comparative information is not restated. See Note 3.

The notes on pages 18 to 54 are an integral part of this unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information.