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Direct sellers Avon, Mary Kay, Oriflame, Natura and Nu Skin are among the companies noted in a new report that suggests direct selling could be the key to riding out the recession in Europe.

Natura Cosmeticos SA, Latin America's largest cosmetics company and the No. 4 direct seller in the world according to the DSN 2011 Global 100, was one of several retailers in Brazil to see increases in retail sales during an unexpected jump in June.

A recent interview with Australia-based ANZ Bank Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald signaled good news for direct selling companies doing business in The Philippines: the country's economy is in a sweet spot, and the future outlook is favorable.

A recent study by the University of Oxford suggests that selling Avon cosmetics has helped women in South Africa become financially independent, and that other businesses are now mimicking Avon's model of direct sales to alleviate poverty in developing countries.

LR Health & Beauty Systems GmbH, Germany's leading direct seller of cosmetics, body care, dietary supplements and jewelry, today reported growth of over 5 percent for the first half of 2012.

Stampin’ Up!, the direct seller of decorative rubber stamp sets and accessories for greeting cards, craft projects, scrapbooking and home décor, announced that Stampin’ Up! Europe will expand into Austria and The Netherlands before the end of 2012.

In June 2011, LR Health & Beauty Systems, the global direct sales enterprise for cosmetics, dietary supplements and body-care products, launched its business in Russia. In one year, turnover and the number of sales partners are growing by more than 15 percent each month.

Oriflame, one of Europe's leading beauty brands, recently announced that its partnership with the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) will expand across the globe.

Across Europe, direct selling continues to have a positive impact on economies that have been hit hard by the global recession.

The Direct Sellers Association of Canada recently recognized its 2012 award recipients at the association's annual conference held in King City, Ontario.

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