P108 ORACLE 108 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0020:10   REFORMS TOO SLOW  FOR GORBACHEV Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said his reform progr!llf hade made decisive strides but the rate of change had been slower than he had hoped. Shortages and other problems in daily life were still being felt, he said in a New Year address to the Soviet people Productivity had improved, but the provision of housing and social services remained unsatisfactory. The next phase of his political reform would be to "harmonise inter-ethnic relations" — a reference to clashes in the republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan KAYS SENSATIONALXMASBARGAINS 183 Next Story Newsfile Sport TV Guide