The odd "points" only thing is an American thing.
Not really (unless you were referring to The Americas)... with the exception of a couple of cases in the Caribbean and a few FMs in Colombia, the entire Western Hemisphere uses the odd-by-200-kHz band plan.
The regulations for frequency separation between stations in the same area are somewhat arbitrary
Just as +/- 75 kHz frequency deviation being equal to 100% modulation is arbitrary.
In a loudness war in the Dominican Republic some years back, I found that the practical limit of receivers at the time was +/- 95 kHz. More than that, the cheaper radios would sound distorted (and the Optimod 8000 would start dropping in stereo pilot injection at that point, anyway).
-- how cheap of a receiver do you want to protect? -- so one country's radio regulators may feel 0.5MHz between stations in the same city is enough, while another feels they need 0.8MHz -- of course, if you think 0.5 is enough, you're going to need odd "points"!
While the FCC will allow .4 mHz separation in the same market for different cities of license, we find around the hemisphere plenty of cases where same-city .4 kHz separation is common and usual.