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|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: The British abbreviations for million and billion|
|Which is the correct British abbreviation for million and billion?|
1.2bn transactions or 1.2B transactions
1.2m transactions or 1.2M transactions
USD 5m or USD 5M
USD 5bn or USD 5B
I have a feeling that small m is British usage and capital m American, but I haven't been able to find solid proof. Maybe you can help me out?
Thanks in advance! ;-)
|m and bn|
The correct abbreviations are bn and m, in small letters.
Abbreviate million to m and billion to bn in headlines.
Introduction 10 Jan 2008
In stories concerned mainly with money, company reports and City page references to bids and deals, use m and bn. In news stories as distinct from stories in the business section always write million and billion in full.
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