Vivo Energy, which listed on the Johannesburg and London stock exchanges in May, declared a maiden interim dividend of one US cent on Thursday. The group, which owns more than 1,800 Shell service stations across 15 African countries and is in the process of buying about 300 Engen garages in nine countries outside of SA, reported revenue grew 14% to $3.7bn in the six months to end-June. Net income, however, declined 1% to $71m. Measured in millions of litres of petrol, diesel and lubricants sold, Vivo grew 4% to 4.6-billion litres. Under the "risks and uncertainties" section of the interim results Vivo released on Thursday was a warning that the Moroccan government, under pressure from consumer activism, was considering re-introducing fuel price regulation, which was halted in 2015. "Whilst discussions have taken place, at this stage no plans regarding price regulation have been confirmed," the results statement said. Morocco contributed 22% of Vivo’s earnings before interest, tax, d...

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