NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The rapid growth of emerging-market economies is drawing in lots of money from a broad range of investors.

U.S. investors who want to gain exposure to these economies might consider the following eight stocks, which are listed on U.S. exchanges.

An April 15 JPMorgan study says investment flows to the emerging debt markets stood around $12 billion on a year-to-date basis.

Meanwhile, data compiled by EPFR, an international fund-tracking firm, show emerging market equity funds recorded inflows of $2 billion during the second week of April, greater than the $1.25 billion of flows into developed-market equity funds.

According to a global annual survey by Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) and Coller Capital, an investor will have 16%-20% of his or her total private equity allocation targeting emerging markets in 2013, up from the current 11%-15%.

The EMPEA survey also shows that Brazil has displaced China as the most attractive destination for deal flows over the next 12 months.

The following eight emerging-market stocks from China and Brazil are in various industries. According to consensus analyst price targets, they could rise 14% to 47% over the next year.

If you liked this article you might like

Trader's Daily Notebook: Is a Battered Brazil Worth a Buy?

It's Time to Bring the Heat

5 Breakout Stocks Under $10 Set to Soar

Delta Needs Creativity to Avoid IRS Tax Liability Turbulence

3 Stocks Raising The Transportation Industry Higher