Talvivaara lays off 230 workers

Beleaguered Finnish miner Talvivaara said yesterday it could lay off up to 230 employees for up to 90 days from as early as today in the wake of a water leakage at one of its mines last year. Full year nickel production came in at 12,916 tonnes, a shade under guidance of 13,000 tonnes, and fourth quarter output was 2,317 tonnes, the miner said.