Funding options continue to be progressed with an international investment bank for non-bank debt financing alternatives for the development funding for Lindi.
Notably, the unnamed bank has experience funding greenfield mining projects and structuring emerging market transactions especially when considering the regulatory and logistical aspects of lending to a project in Tanzania.
Activities underway are working towards executing a loan note agreement, which is expected to take a number of weeks.
China graphite market feedback tells different story
Walkabout, through its offtake partners and marketing agents in China, has conducted some market research on the general graphite market in China.
Interestingly, Walkabout concluded from its enquiries that the speculated sudden and material decrease in spot prices for all flake sizes in China has not occurred as stated.
The table below represents Chinese Renminbi prices for various sizes of flake graphite concentrate at 95% TGC as published daily for the Chinese domestic market by ICCSINO.
ICCSINO is a market intelligence periodical based in Shanghai, China and owned by Shanghai Xinluo Network Technology Co. Ltd.