|Geithner has phone friend at BlackRock|
When Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, wants a first-hand account of
how financial markets are interpreting government policies or reacting
to the latest crisis, the man he turns to most often is Larry Fink of
Mr Fink, the group’s chief executive, featured more frequently in Mr Geithner’s diary during an 18-month period than any other corporate executive, according to a Financial Times review. The two men spoke on at least 49 separate occasions, an average of about once every 11 days.