Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions
(Adds Nokia, Ryanair, Rosneft, Energy Transfer Equity, Axis Capital Holdings, Telekom Slovenia; Updates Royal Dutch, Potash Corp)
July 8 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Wednesday:
** Brazil gave the green light to oil major Royal Dutch Shell to buy smaller rival BG, advancing the $70 billion merger -- the largest of the past decade -- closer to completion in early 2016.
** Britain plans to sell at least three quarters of its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland over the next five years, raising 25 billion pounds ($38 billion), the body that manages the government's stake in the bank said.
** Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc does not plan to sweeten its bid for German rival K+S AG, several people familiar with the Canadian mineral miner said, downplaying a media report that it would consider such a move.