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 2015 2016
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 39,668 43,337
Income tax paid   (1,388) (1,407)
Net cash inflow from operating activities   38,280 41,930
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (39,796) (46,650)
Proceeds from Tower Assets Disposal 31 3,000
Other cash flows arising from investing activities (1,625) (1,109)
Net cash outflow from investing activities   (41,421) (44,759)
Cash flows from financing activities
Dividend paid to equity shareholder of the Company 21 (4,643) (3,737)
Other cash flows arising from financing activities (1,207) 5,906
Net cash inflow/(outflow) from financing activities   (5,850) 2,169
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (8,991) (660)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 25,308 21,755
Effect of changes in foreign exchange rate (5) 42
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   16,312 21,137
Analysis of the balances of cash and cash equivalents:
Cash balances 2 2
Bank balances 16,310 21,135
    16,312 21,137

The notes on pages 16 to 41 are an integral part of this unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information.