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Insurance on Tuesday reported a 5 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 390 crore for the first quarter of the current fiscal.

The private sector life insurer, promoted by the country’s largest lender SBI, had posted a net profit of Rs 370 crore during the corresponding April-June period of 2019-20.

The company’s gross written premium during Q1 FY21 rose by 14 per cent to Rs 7,640 crore as against Rs 6,690 crore in the same quarter of the preceding fiscal, said in a release.

Renewal premium income grew by 30 per cent to Rs 4,580 crore, but there was a fall of 3 per cent in new business premium income at Rs 3,060 crore during the quarter under review.

There was a decline of 29 per cent in individual new business

Remember, people love to talk about themselves, and when they feel good, they’ll feel good about you.

Open conversations by asking about the individual’s “wow project” — something he or she is working on and really excited about, Sanders says. “Listen until they’re tired of talking about their passion project. Usually, it’s five minutes, but it will be the best five minutes of that conversation.”

You should also be thoughtful about the types of follow-up questions you ask. “Ask a question in an open-ended format that shows you’re really interested in the answer,” Lederman says. “From that point, you can listen and ask additional questions, probe a little further — don’t interrogate — or you can listen and share. When you share something of yourself on the same topic, you start to show a connection, a relatability, a commonality, and people like people like them.”

Finding common ground is also

gained more than 3% to hit a more than four-month high on Tuesday, helped by positive about vaccine trials and a European Union stimulus deal.Brent crude rose $1.39, or 3.2%, to $44.67 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT).

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) jumped $1.36, or 3.3%, to $42.17 a barrel. Both benchmarks were at their strongest since March 6.Prices were buoyed by an agreement among European Union leaders on a 750 billion euro ($859 billion) fund to prop up their coronavirus-hit economies, lifting prospects for fuel demand.

“The stimulus that we got out of Europe really seems to have set the stage for the energy rally,” said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago. “The expectation is if they can get this through all the individual governments and the approval process there