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Google founder receives New Zealand residency

LOS ANGELES: Google co-founder Larry Page has gained New Zealand residency, raising debate over whether extremely wealthy people can essentially buy access to the country. Immigration New Zealand said Page first applied for residency in November under a special visa

UAE widens 10-year residency ‘golden visa’ eligibility

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will extend its ‘golden’ visa system which grants 10-year residency to certain professionals to specialised degree-holders and others. Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas valid for only a few years tied to employment.