SEOUL — The dollar’s slide against the Korean won looks likely to continue, according to a financial report released this week.

The dollar ended Thursday’s trading day on South Korean markets at slightly more than 1,000 won; the exchange rate at Community Bank branches on Yongsan Garrison was 978 won.

A weak dollar is bad news for U.S. servicemembers: It means their dollars buy less on the local economy. To combat that, the military gives servicemembers a cost-of-living allowance that is adjusted periodically.

The outlook for the dollar continues to be weak, according to the report, issued this week by financial giant Citigroup. The report forecast that foreign governments likely would not intervene to halt the dollar’s global slide, putting the dollar near the 900 won mark in months to come.

At the same time, South Korean economists said the dollar’s slide worried them as it makes South Korean exports more expensive and less competitive in the United States. Some exporters have called for South Korea’s government to intervene to stabilize the falling dollar in South Korea.

“The current appreciation of the won against the dollar is undesirable for [South] Korea but unavoidable at present,” James Rooney, Seoul Financial Forum vice chairman, was quoted as saying in the Korea Times. The reason, said Rooney, also chairman of the financial firm Market Force Co.: The trend is “driven by the weakness of the dollar rather than by the strength of the won.”

“I believe the major movements of the won at present and for the last six months have very little to do with Korea itself and are fundamentally related to the weakness of the dollar.”

The dollar has been hovering at seven-year lows against the won. The won has gained more than 15 percent against the dollar over the past year, says Korea’s Central Bank, in line with a similar trend of the Japanese yen.

Of 10 major world currencies, the bank said, the won has gained the most against the dollar in the past year.

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