Thawing investor sentiment fails to boost mining IPOs

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Last year was one of the worst in history for new mining listings and the performance of mining company stocks on the world’s exchanges. Latest stock market figures suggest that while there has been an increase in available capital for miners, the chances of successfully floating a new company remain slim to none.

Figures from the world’s top mining exchanges have shown tentative signs of a revival in the fortunes of mining stocks, but the patchy presence of newly-listed companies suggests that it remains difficult for miners to float.

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are a key bellwether of investor sentiment towards mining and...