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EXCLUSIVE-Buhari advised to overhaul Nigerian oil sector, increase debt

*Nigerian government arrears total $20 bln- report. *Buhari advised to increase debt, cut govt costs. JOHANNESBURG, July 7- Advisors to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have recommended a root and branch overhaul of Africa's biggest oil industry and increased borrowing to help pay off $20 billion of government arrears, a reform proposal document shows.
Source: Reuters | By: Joe Brock
UPDATE 1-Horizon Pharma goes hostile with $3 bln offer for Depomed

July 7- Ireland- based Horizon Pharma Plc said it offered to buy Depomed Inc for about $3 billion, taking its bid hostile after the smaller drugmaker refused to start talks and rejected the proposal first made in May. Horizon Pharma's offer of $29.25 per Depomed share is unchanged from the price it offered on May 27 and represents a 42 percent premium to the stock's...
Source: Reuters
From rats to yellow tomatoes: the new EU business model

RIGA/ STRASBOURG, France, July 7- A Soviet-era rubbish dump in a swamp on the outskirts of Riga was once an obstacle to Latvia's European Union membership. They are pollinated by bumble bees specially imported from Belgium, headquarters of the EU, which made reform of the rat-infested health hazard a requirement for Latvia's EU accession in 2004..
Source: Reuters | By: Gederts Gelzis and Barbara Lewis
China brokerages shift around $20 bln to stabilization fund -Shanghai Sec

The 21 brokerages transferred a total of over 128 billion yuan into the accounts of state-owned China Securities Finance Corp, which provides margin financing services, the newspaper said, citing Wang Min, vice head of China's securities association. On Monday, the China 50 ETF, the country's biggest ETF that buys into the biggest 50 listed companies in...
Source: Reuters
UPDATE 1-TerraForm to buy wind farms in North America for $2 bln

July 6- TerraForm Power Inc, a unit of SunEdison Inc, said it would buy 930 megawatt of wind farms in the United States and Canada from Invenergy Wind LLC for $2 billion. TerraForm's shares rose 3.5 percent to $38.86 in extended trading, while SunEdison's shares rose 3.2 percent to $29.90. The remaining 470 MW will be acquired by a new warehouse facility sponsored by...
Source: Reuters
SunEdison unit TerraForm to buy wind power plants for $2 bln

July 6- TerraForm Power Inc, a unit of SunEdison Inc, said it would buy 930 megawatt of wind power plants from Invenergy Wind LLC for $2 billion. Under the deal, TerraForm will acquire seven contracted wind farms in the United States and Canada, the company said on Monday. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
Source: Reuters
UPDATE 1-ProSieben and Axel Springer in early merger talks - source

MUNICH, July 6- German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and German publishing house Axel Springer are in early-stage merger talks, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Both Axel Springer, the publisher of Europe's best-selling tabloid Bild, and ProSieben are in a race to adapt to rapidly changing markets. Meanwhile, Springer is moving away...
Source: Reuters | By: Jörn Poltz
UPDATE 1-Buffett donates record $2.84 bln to Gates, family charities

July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...
Source: Reuters | By: Jonathan Stempel
REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET

ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's combative finance minister resigns, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. -EUROZONE- GREECE/ GERMANY, moved, by Paul Carrel, 640 words. -MARKETS- GREECE/ VOTE REACTION, moved, by Jamie McGeever, 800 words.
Source: Reuters
Buffett donates record $2.84 bln to Gates, family charities

July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.
Source: Reuters | By: Jonathan Stempel