Talk:Billion

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In the UK[change source]

Although it's true that in many circumstances the US billion is used (for example, when referring to populations), it's common practice when referring to money to use "a billion dollars", but "one thousand million pounds". This usage is used by the BBC, among other news outlets. 135.196.2.145 (talk) 14:55, 6 January 2009 (UTC)[reply]