An estimated 100,000 copies of the first-ever Vietnam Business Directory compiled since the country joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will be published by the fourth quarter of this year.

Thien Vinh Import-Export Trading Services Co. Ltd., Vietnam News Agency Publishing House's HCM City Branch, and the US-based Columbus Trading Corporation compiled and published the directory.

They organised a forum last week to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment since WTO membership in 2007./.